Attributes of Speyeria aphrodite

Aphrodite Fritillary
Speyeria aphrodite (Fabricius, 1787)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Identification: Geographically variable. Upperside reddish orange-brown; male forewing with black spot below cell and with no black scales on veins. Underside of hindwing has pale submarginal band narrow or missing.
Wing Span: 2 1/2 - 3 1/4 inches (6.3 - 8.3 cm).
Life History: Males patrol for females during warm hours. Females walk about on the ground to lay single eggs near violets. First-stage caterpillars do not feed, but overwinter until spring, when they eat young leaves of violets.
Flight: One brood from mid-June to mid-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Various violet species including northern downy violet (Viola fimbriatula) and lance-leaved violet (V. lanceolata).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers of milkweed and viper's bugloss, among others.
Habitat: Moist prairies, high mountain meadows, openings in barrens, brushland, dry fields, open oak woods, bogs.
Range: Canada south of the taiga from Nova Scotia west through the northern Midwest and Great Plains to the Rocky Mountains, then south in the mountains to east-central Arizona and northern New Mexico; south in the Appalachians to northern Georgia.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
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July 25, 2013 soluslupus13 Ontario, Canada July 23, 2014 Details
July 18, 2014 soluslupus13 Ontario, Canada July 23, 2014 Details
July 01, 2012 soluslupus13 Ontario, Canada July 23, 2014 Details
July 10, 2014 jim8435wisc Clark County, Wisconsin, United States July 12, 2014 Details
July 12, 2014 Jody Ontario, Canada July 12, 2014 Details
June 27, 2014 55debbie Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States July 10, 2014 Details
July 05, 2014 Doug Bruce Johnson County, Tennessee, United States July 08, 2014 Details
July 18, 2013 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 20, 2014 Details
August 21, 2013 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 20, 2014 Details
June 27, 2013 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 20, 2014 Details
June 29, 2013 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 20, 2014 Details
June 26, 2013 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 19, 2014 Details
August 30, 2013 J_Martineau Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States February 18, 2014 Details
June 25, 2013 tromano Boulder County, Colorado, United States February 16, 2014 Details
July 06, 2010 kitwilkinson Washington County, Maine, United States February 06, 2014 Details
July 03, 2013 MarkNenadov Coos County, New Hampshire, United States February 06, 2014 Details
August 10, 2013 aarongunnar Polk County, Wisconsin, United States September 17, 2013 Details
July 21, 2013 Eelhsa Ontario, Canada August 23, 2013 Details
August 17, 2013 suzyque Clinton County, Pennsylvania, United States August 22, 2013 Details
August 10, 2013 herobiscuit Ontario, Canada August 14, 2013 Details
July 26, 2013 CURLY Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States August 13, 2013 Details
July 30, 2013 SouthCountryGuy British Columbia, Canada August 06, 2013 Details
July 09, 2013 quantumjedi Muskegon County, Michigan, United States July 31, 2013 Details
July 09, 2013 Dave Kinney Wexford County, Michigan, United States July 30, 2013 Details
July 11, 2013 jim8435wisc Monroe County, Wisconsin, United States July 19, 2013 Details
June 29, 2013 RebeccaC Oconto County, Wisconsin, United States July 07, 2013 Details
June 29, 2012 Rick Henle Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States June 13, 2013 Details
August 26, 2011 mrcnaturally Rockland County, New York, United States May 21, 2013 Details
June 28, 2012 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States November 20, 2012 Details
July 10, 2012 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States November 11, 2012 Details
July 25, 2012 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States November 11, 2012 Details
July 18, 2012 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States October 17, 2012 Details
August 20, 2012 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States October 14, 2012 Details
August 08, 2012 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States October 14, 2012 Details
July 18, 2012 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States October 14, 2012 Details
July 19, 2012 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States October 14, 2012 Details
July 28, 2012 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States October 14, 2012 Details
July 20, 2012 Rick Henle Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States September 21, 2012 Details
August 24, 2012 Colleen62 Ontario, Canada September 04, 2012 Details
July 14, 2010 highvirginiaoutdoors Tucker County, West Virginia, United States August 24, 2012 Details
August 19, 2012 novembergale Chautauqua County, New York, United States August 21, 2012 Details
August 01, 2012 Jody Ontario, Canada August 03, 2012 Details
July 28, 2012 cheyanne77 Sauk County, Wisconsin, United States July 31, 2012 Details
September 10, 2005 cheins Washburn County, Wisconsin, United States July 28, 2012 Details
July 10, 2012 ikuiper Door County, Wisconsin, United States July 28, 2012 Details
July 04, 2012 lmjennings El Paso County, Colorado, United States July 21, 2012 Details
July 19, 2012 todonnell Tucker County, West Virginia, United States July 21, 2012 Details
July 03, 2012 BetsyNYC Erie County, New York, United States July 16, 2012 Details
June 16, 2012 dspicer Sequatchie County, Tennessee, United States June 23, 2012 Details
June 17, 2012 Kari Price County, Wisconsin, United States June 21, 2012 Details