Variegated Fritillary Caterpillar

Unknown Caterpillar
Location: Gilbert, AZ 85233
April 2, 2011 2:58 am
Please help identify this caterpillar I found on a pansy flower in my garden in Gilbert Arizona (southeast Phoenix). I found it Feb. 26th. Thank you!
Signature: Lindsey

Variegated Fritillary Caterpillar

Hi Lindsey,
This pretty little caterpillar will metamorphose into the lovely Variegated Fritillary,
Euptoieta claudia.  You can see BugGuide to compare images of the caterpillar and to see the adult.

1 thought on “Variegated Fritillary Caterpillar”

  1. Hi. I just found the same kind on my pansies, too, here in Colorado Springs, CO. I hope I get to see what it turns into!


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