Featured Photo – Variegated Fritillary Butterfly

The Variegated Fritillary is a species of butterfly common in Jamaica that can also be found throughout North, South and Central America. This butterfly is often found in open habitats such as flower fields, pastures, open fields, waste areas, roadsides, and hilly meadows.Their flight is low and swift, but even when resting or nectaring, this species is extremely difficult to approach, and, because of this, its genus name was taken from the Greek word euptoietos meaning “easily scared”.