Saturday, July 18, 2009

Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)

The Variagated Fritillary is another solitary butterfly. It is a ‘flighty’ butterfly, continuously on the move, flitting from place to place, rarely staying still for more than a few seconds. Very frustrating to photograph...

It usually sits with wings folded.

It sits and flicks its wings open intermittently but rarely holds them open long enough to get a photo. I stalked this particular butterfly for some time and captured many images before I succeeded in getting a good photo of it with its wings open.

Identification resources:

- West Central Georgia Butterflies by Michael Beohm:
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
- BugGuide: Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia) [Wings open] [Wings folded]

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