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Variegated Fritillary Butterfly

Euptoieta claudia

Description:

Upperside tawny orange with thick dark veins and markings; black spots near margin. Hindwing margin angled and slightly scalloped. Underside of hindwing with a mottled pattern and no silver spots. Wing Span: 1 3/4 - 3 1/8 inches (4.5 - 8 cm).

Habitat:

Laying flat on the dirt to rest from the wind. Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center.

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2 Comments

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 7 years ago

Not that many. These are out an about just because we had a bit of a warm up. this one was battling the wind that came up. I am sure it was trying to get back to shelter and go back to sleep.

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 7 years ago

Must be nice to have butterflies in February. I've got at least a month and a half to wait. :(

gatorfellows
Spotted by
gatorfellows

Texas, USA

Spotted on Jan 31, 2013
Submitted on Feb 3, 2013

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