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Variegated Fritillary - Euptoieta claudia
[Variegated Fritillary image]
Variegated Fritillary - Berwick, N.S. - 2015-08-03
Photo © Ron Wilson
Status in Nova Scotia
Accidental. One record.

Flight Period
Observed August 3, 2015.

Larval Foodplants
A wide variety of plants, including violets, pansies, flax, stonecrop, plantains and plants from at least six other families [Butterflies of Canada].

Similar Species in Nova Scotia
None.

Notes
One individual was discovered in a garden in Berwick in August, 2015. This was the first record for Nova Scotia, and the only recent record for the Maritime Provinces. This species normally migrates north from the USA and is regular in the prairie provinces, southern Ontario and southern Quebec.

Variegated Fritillary - Berwick, N.S., 2015-08-03
Variegated Fritillary - Berwick, N.S. - 2015-08-03
2015-08-03
Photo © Ron Wilson