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Mexican Fritillary

Euptoieta hegesia

Description:

http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/speci... Upperside of both wings with basal half unpatterned orange, and little or no contrast between basal and outer parts. Hindwing margins not angled; underside orange-brown with darker pattern. Wing Span: 2 9/16 - 2 15/16 inches (6.5 - 7.5 cm). Adults fly swiftly and erratically above low vegetation, while the sun is shining. Eggs are laid singly on host plants. Caterpillar Hosts: Passion-vines (Passiflora), morning glories (Convolvulaceae), and Turnera. Adult Food: Nectar from flowers of Lantana, Stachytarpheta, and Turnera; occasionally dung.

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Notes:

This is the butterfly that emerged from the pupa of my spotting before. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/379... It happened this morning. It took about 10 days to complete metamorphosis and win the blue sky.

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2 Comments

Sckel
Sckel 7 years ago

Thank you, Dan. This is the third butterfly which I take in hand shortly after his birth. I was happy that everything went well for her. I found many pupae different this week, but all were damaged by some bug killer, or holes made by parasites.

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Superb! Nice that you got to see the before and after.

Sckel
Spotted by
Sckel

Cariacica, ES, Brazil

Spotted on Sep 11, 2013
Submitted on Sep 11, 2013

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