Status: It can be absent from our area for years, only to reappear in numbers.
Flight: March - October.
Distribution: Since 2003 it has been seen in Clayton, Spalding, Talbot, Upson, Monroe, and Bibb. Before
that, the last two that I saw in Upson were in 1994.
Habitat: The edges of fields and open places, especially ones where the ground has been disturbed by clearcutting
or bulldozing. Sometimes found in fields that are being reclaimed by pines.
Similar Species: In flight it could be mistaken for a Question Mark or a Gulf Fritillary, but the Goatweed flaps
its wings in a manner consistent with that of the rhythm of a strobe light and is more undulating and gliding.