Subject: Maybe a Variegated Fritillary Butterfly
Location: Coryell County, central Texas
February 5, 2013 4:28 pm
Hello, gorgeous day in the seventies, with sunshine and butterflies which distracted me from work… again! I’m thinking that this beauty may be an Euptoieta claudia, a
Variegated Fritillary. It was feeding from the same wildflower that is attracting so many butterflies right now, and which may be a native Corn-Salad. For size reference, those flowers are tiny, 3-4 mm across the cup of the flower.
Signature: Ellen

Variegated Fritillary

Hi Ellen,
Your identification of a Variegated Fritillary is correct.  Your individual looks very much like this specimen on BugGuide.

Location: Texas

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