Mexican Fritillary (Euptoieta hegesia)
|Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info) |
Family: Nymphalidae (nim-FAL-ih-dee) (Info)
This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
San Isidro, Texas
|By carrjohn |
|Positive ||vitrsna ||On Jul 15, 2012, vitrsna from Colima
(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.
Timer: 17.46 jiffies (0.17456316947937).