Resting - Easily Scared Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia) taking a rest. Closely related to the Speyeria Fritillaries, there are still some differences, as having 2–3 broods per year vs. one for the Speyeria, they are also nomadic vs. sedentary and use several host plants instead of just one. Because of their use of passionflowers there are also taxonomic links to the tropic heliconiians Euptoieta (Greek for easily scared) describes that they are really diffcult to approach, even when resting or taken nectar in.

Folder: Flora & Fauna

Uploaded: Dec 11, 2016

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Tags: Fauna, Nature, Animal, Butterfly, Variegated Fritillary, Euptoieta claudia, Texas

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published 8 months ago
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jsvasquez1986

jsvasquez1986

posted 8 months ago

good picture

iv_

iv_

posted 8 months ago

Beautiful :)