Attributes of Speyeria atlantis

Atlantis Fritillary
Speyeria atlantis (W.H. Edwards, 1862)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Identification: Quite variable. Upperside orange-brown, darker at base, with black outer margins; male has black scales on veins. Underside of hindwing with basal disk chocolate brown or purplish, hindwing spots always silvered.
Wing Span: 2 - 2 3/4 inches (5 - 7 cm).
Life History: Males patrol during the day in forested areas or along streams. Eggs are laid singly on leaf litter near host plant. Unfed first-stage caterpillars overwinter, emerging in spring to feed on leaves.
Flight: One flight from mid-June to September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Violets.
Adult Food: Flower nectar including that from common milkweed, mints, mountain laurel, crown vetch, burdock, boneset, ox-eye daisy, spiraea, and virgin\'s bower.
Habitat: Forest openings, upland pastures, bogs, meadows, and moist canyons.
Range: Maritime Provinces and northeast United States south to West Virginia, west through the Great Lakes region and southern Canada. South in Rocky Mountains to Colorado Front Range.
Conservation: Not usually of conservation concern.
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 01, 2014 plex1ppus Stevens County, Washington, United States December 22, 2014 Details
July 14, 2014 bwilliams Powell County, Montana, United States August 18, 2014 Details
August 10, 2014 salvoj Warren County, New York, United States August 11, 2014 Details
July 12, 2014 StephenD Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States July 25, 2014 Details
July 04, 2014 bethjpalik Itasca County, Minnesota, United States July 12, 2014 Details
June 29, 2014 kaf568 Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, United States July 10, 2014 Details
June 30, 2014 rocksnstars Oxford County, Maine, United States July 03, 2014 Details
August 18, 2012 Rick Henle Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States June 04, 2014 Details
August 05, 2013 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 20, 2014 Details
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July 18, 2013 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 20, 2014 Details
July 22, 2013 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 20, 2014 Details
July 22, 2013 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 20, 2014 Details
September 10, 2013 m5vandersloo Crawford County, Michigan, United States March 07, 2014 Details
July 18, 2013 stacyspace Vermont, United States February 12, 2014 Details
July 18, 2013 M Mimura San Miguel County, Colorado, United States December 04, 2013 Details
August 03, 2013 aarongunnar Oneida County, Wisconsin, United States September 18, 2013 Details
August 18, 2013 plex1ppus Pend Oreille County, Washington, United States August 29, 2013 Details
August 15, 2013 PeakXV New Brunswick, Canada August 23, 2013 Details
July 17, 2013 PeakXV New Brunswick, Canada August 23, 2013 Details
August 03, 2013 Dave Kinney Wexford County, Michigan, United States August 09, 2013 Details
August 04, 2013 daalmo Penobscot County, Maine, United States August 06, 2013 Details
July 28, 2013 glendacom Somerset County, Maine, United States July 30, 2013 Details
July 22, 2013 David Trently Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada July 28, 2013 Details
July 20, 2013 daalmo Penobscot County, Maine, United States July 23, 2013 Details
July 21, 2013 daalmo Penobscot County, Maine, United States July 23, 2013 Details
July 21, 2013 daalmo Penobscot County, Maine, United States July 23, 2013 Details
July 21, 2013 daalmo Penobscot County, Maine, United States July 23, 2013 Details
July 18, 2008 cheins Clearwater County, Minnesota, United States January 26, 2013 Details
July 09, 2011 dpgbfly1 Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States January 08, 2013 Details
July 04, 2009 dpgbfly1 Aitkin County, Minnesota, United States January 08, 2013 Details
June 17, 2012 dpgbfly1 Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States January 08, 2013 Details
July 05, 2008 dpgbfly1 St Louis County, Minnesota, United States January 01, 2013 Details
July 12, 2012 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States October 14, 2012 Details
July 30, 2012 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States October 14, 2012 Details
June 16, 2012 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States October 14, 2012 Details
August 22, 2012 beth_bastarache@hotmail.com New Brunswick, Canada August 24, 2012 Details
July 02, 2012 stormyeyes99 Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States August 21, 2012 Details
July 14, 2012 Clio12 Minnesota, United States July 28, 2012 Details
July 19, 2012 Paul Tavares Manitoba, Canada July 28, 2012 Details
July 07, 2012 BOGwalker St Louis County, Minnesota, United States July 11, 2012 Details
June 22, 2012 jlloyd Windham County, Vermont, United States June 26, 2012 Details
June 24, 2012 Kyle Jones Windsor County, Vermont, United States June 26, 2012 Details
July 15, 2011 BOGwalker St Louis County, Minnesota, United States February 23, 2012 Details