Caterpillar foods: violets
7/10/2014 mated pair
I don’t see Fritillary caterpillars very often. They tend to eat at night and rest during the day, and they stay close to the ground, under the violet leaves.
5/9/2006 found on a nearby prairie
4/22/2012 – found on our land
I put it in a cage with a few violet plants.
5/3/12 It spent the days mostly on the dirt below the plants.
5/3/2012 It was quite active – even during the day. It did eat a bit in the daytime, and crawled around its cage a lot.
5/16/2012 newly formed chrysalis
6/7/2012 Newly emerged butterfly with the empty chrysalis
6/7/2012 Newly emerged butterfly
6/7/2012 the empty chrysalis