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Mexican Fritillary (Euptoieta hegesia)

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Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Nymphalidae (nim-FAL-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Euptoieta
Species: hegesia

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Kellyville, Oklahoma
Edinburg, Texas
Mission, Texas
San Isidro, Texas

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Member Notes:

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Positive vitrsna On Jul 15, 2012, vitrsna from Colima
Mexico
(Zone 11) wrote:

I do not know if the Mexican Fritillary uses Turnera diffusa exclusively as a host and may use other plants from the Family Passifloraceae as well.

Also, the photo of the chrysalis shows a newly formed chrysalis which may change appearance somewhat as it matures. This photo does not quite convey how stunning the silver and gold markings are.


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