Category Archives: Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary Butterfly On Indian Blanket Wildflower

I grabbed a few pictures of some Butterflies this morning. Many of the Butterflies are really attracted to our Wildflower Gardens.  I’m also noticing that Cucumber Beetles are also attracted to some of the Wildflowers. This is a picture of a Variegated Fritillary.  We see them fairly regularly in our backyard, but we’ve never really […]

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Variegated Fritillary Basking

I saw 3 of these yesterday.  That’s more than I’ve ever seen in the backyard.  Two of them would chase each other, while the other just laid eggs. This might be one of the better pictures I’ve taken of a Variegated as she rested on a rock right in front of me.

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Butterflies Were Everywhere Today

Holy Cow!  Today there were Butterflies everywhere in the backyard.  We had a Monarch, Question Mark, Variegated Fritillary, Giant Swallowtail, Gray Hairstreak, Eastern Black Swallowtail, some type of Crescent Butterfly, and a Pipevine Swallowtail. I got a few pictures, but I missed several and several others weren’t that good as I got over-excited. The plants […]

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Variegated Fritillary Laying Eggs

This is a first.  We’ve had tons of Gulf Fritillaries in previous years, but never have we seen a Variegated Fritillary in our backyard, and certainly not one that was laying eggs. Hopefully she laid quite a few eggs as I would really love to see these Caterpillars mature so I can get some pictures […]

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Finally Some Butterflies

Once we finished walking along the creek (or river), we hiked along a trail that had lots of vines, low grasses, and in one case, a tasty roof (I’ll explain shortly).  Some of these Butterflies I have never seen in my backyard, so it was refreshing to witness something new. Here’s a Gray Hairstreak.  I […]

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