Attributes of Speyeria callippe

Callippe Fritillary
Speyeria callippe (Boisduval, 1852)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Identification: Upperside tawny to bright red-brown with dark, evenly-spaced markings. Underside has triangular silver submarginal spots with narrow brown edging; other spots large and usually silvered.
Wing Span: 2 - 2 1/2 inches (5 - 6.4 cm).
Life History: Males perch and patrol for females. Eggs are laid singly in litter near violets. Unfed first-stage caterpillars hibernate until spring, when they feed on violet leaves.
Flight: One brood from May-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Violets including Viola purpurea, V. pedunculata, V. beckwithii, V. douglasii, and V. nuttallii.
Adult Food:
Habitat: Sagebrush, chaparral, dry woodland, prairie hills.
Range: Central British Columbia east to South Dakota and Manitoba, south to southern California, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado.
Conservation: Subspecies callippe in California\'s San Francisco Bay Area is threatened with extinction. Speyeria callippe callippe has The Nature Conservancy rank of T1 - Critically imperiled because of extreme rarity (5 or fewer occurrences, or very few remaining individuals), or because of some factor of its biology making it especially vulnerable to extinction. (Critically endangered throughout its range).
NCGR:
Management Needs: Protect and manage populations of subspecies callippe.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
July 15, 2014 J_Martineau Albany County, Wyoming, United States December 04, 2014 Details
July 30, 2014 bwilliams Missoula County, Montana, United States August 18, 2014 Details
June 07, 2014 Sue Orlowski Lincoln County, Washington, United States August 05, 2014 Details
July 09, 2014 bwilliams Ravalli County, Montana, United States July 29, 2014 Details
July 09, 2014 bwilliams Ravalli County, Montana, United States July 29, 2014 Details
July 20, 2014 accidentalshrike Lake County, Oregon, United States July 22, 2014 Details
June 15, 2014 Bixia Santa Clara County, California, United States July 04, 2014 Details
June 08, 2014 plex1ppus Lincoln County, Washington, United States June 09, 2014 Details
May 24, 2014 MAKI San Joaquin County, California, United States May 28, 2014 Details
May 24, 2014 Robert Gorman Riverside County, California, United States May 26, 2014 Details
May 18, 2014 badyak Santa Clara County, California, United States May 19, 2014 Details
April 27, 2014 Robert Gorman Riverside County, California, United States April 28, 2014 Details
July 13, 2013 plex1ppus Spokane County, Washington, United States July 30, 2013 Details
June 30, 2013 jkcameron Lewis And Clark County, Montana, United States July 12, 2013 Details
June 01, 2013 PDunwiddie Kittitas County, Washington, United States June 07, 2013 Details
May 26, 2013 mkent Santa Clara County, California, United States May 27, 2013 Details
May 17, 2013 MAKI Santa Barbara County, California, United States May 20, 2013 Details
July 12, 2006 Matt ODonnell Wyoming, United States February 07, 2013 Details
July 11, 1982 legacy.reporter (K Hansen-S. Mattoon) Elko County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 09, 1997 legacy.reporter (J. Vernon-R. Langston) Humboldt County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 20, 2001 legacy.reporter (Ray & Kit Stanford) Eureka County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 08, 2012 PDunwiddie Kittitas County, Washington, United States October 21, 2012 Details
July 08, 2012 PDunwiddie Kittitas County, Washington, United States October 21, 2012 Details
July 14, 2012 PDunwiddie Kittitas County, Washington, United States October 21, 2012 Details
July 27, 2012 plex1ppus Lincoln County, Montana, United States October 12, 2012 Details
August 20, 2012 plex1ppus Okanogan County, Washington, United States September 22, 2012 Details
May 19, 2012 sagebird52 Wyoming, United States May 22, 2012 Details
July 11, 2011 pcastrovillo Valley County, Idaho, United States April 22, 2012 Details
May 18, 2012 legacy.reporter (Tim Belcher) Alameda County, California, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 28, 2012 legacy.reporter (Ray Bruun) Shasta County, California, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 27, 2012 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 05, 2011 legacy.reporter (Ken Kertell) White Pine County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 26, 2011 Jdammarell Lincoln County, Washington, United States July 28, 2011 Details
July 24, 2011 plex1ppus Spokane County, Washington, United States July 28, 2011 Details
July 17, 2011 plex1ppus Spokane County, Washington, United States July 23, 2011 Details
July 19, 1971 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Mono County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 07, 1974 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) San Luis Obispo County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 07, 1973 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Kern County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 07, 1971 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Kern County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 01, 1994 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Amador County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 16, 1979 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) El Dorado County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 18, 1972 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) El Dorado County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 14, 1986 legacy.reporter (unknown) Tehama County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 25, 2003 legacy.reporter (unknown) Tehama County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 23, 1988 legacy.reporter (unknown) Shasta County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 11, 1984 legacy.reporter (unknown) Mariposa County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 23, 2005 legacy.reporter (Kim Davis & Mike Stangeland) San Luis Obispo County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 28, 2007 legacy.reporter (William Bouton) San Luis Obispo County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 22, 2010 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) San Diego County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 04, 2004 legacy.reporter (William Bouton) Kern County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details