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.
Taxonomy Notes:

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August 25, 2015 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada August 29, 2015 Details
August 16, 2015 K Stilwell Tazewell County, Virginia, United States August 24, 2015 Details
July 28, 2015 Monica de New Brunswick, Canada August 17, 2015 Details
August 02, 2015 bobscafe British Columbia, Canada August 16, 2015 Details
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August 10, 2015 BOGwalker St Louis County, Minnesota, United States August 16, 2015 Details
August 16, 2015 daalmo Penobscot County, Maine, United States August 16, 2015 Details
August 13, 2015 MarkNenadov Ontario, Canada August 14, 2015 Details
August 14, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States August 14, 2015 Details
July 28, 2015 Teresa Jacobs Carter County, Tennessee, United States August 05, 2015 Details
July 28, 2015 Teresa Jacobs Carter County, Tennessee, United States August 05, 2015 Details
July 27, 2009 Ron Smith Clarion County, Pennsylvania, United States July 30, 2015 Details
July 17, 2015 jvkopple2 Ontario, Canada July 24, 2015 Details
July 09, 2015 jvkopple2 Kalkaska County, Michigan, United States July 24, 2015 Details
July 02, 2015 rocksnstars Oxford County, Maine, United States July 22, 2015 Details
July 12, 2015 jigamaree Houston County, Minnesota, United States July 21, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada July 19, 2015 Details
July 04, 2015 Trailmaker Jefferson County, Ohio, United States July 04, 2015 Details
June 24, 2015 Chet Gottfried Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States June 30, 2015 Details
June 21, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 27, 2015 Details
August 19, 2014 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 27, 2015 Details
July 19, 2014 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 27, 2015 Details
July 26, 2014 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 27, 2015 Details
August 01, 2014 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 23, 2015 Details
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July 05, 2014 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 23, 2015 Details
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July 05, 2014 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 23, 2015 Details
August 07, 2014 davidelwonger@msn.com Teller County, Colorado, United States March 11, 2015 Details
August 17, 2014 ColoradEO Routt County, Colorado, United States March 11, 2015 Details
August 21, 2014 J_Martineau Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States December 16, 2014 Details
July 26, 2014 J_Martineau Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States December 08, 2014 Details
July 08, 2014 J_Martineau Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States December 02, 2014 Details
June 21, 2014 J_Martineau Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States December 01, 2014 Details
August 30, 2014 dendroica5 Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States September 07, 2014 Details
July 28, 2014 aarongunnar Door County, Wisconsin, United States September 04, 2014 Details
July 25, 2014 HHowell Haywood County, North Carolina, United States August 27, 2014 Details
August 10, 2014 aarongunnar Dunn County, Wisconsin, United States August 14, 2014 Details
August 10, 2014 Jack Senzig Juneau County, Wisconsin, United States August 14, 2014 Details
July 23, 2014 Wendelin Wisconsin, United States August 05, 2014 Details
July 10, 2014 rocksnstars Oxford County, Maine, United States July 26, 2014 Details
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