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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June 08, 2016 ncrosbyrd Ventura County, California, United States July 21, 2016 Details
July 09, 2016 dharlette Contra Costa County, California, United States July 13, 2016 Details
June 12, 2016 CMA Meade County, South Dakota, United States June 29, 2016 Details
June 22, 2016 wwittkop Campbell County, Wyoming, United States June 29, 2016 Details
May 02, 2016 MAKI San Luis Obispo County, California, United States May 05, 2016 Details
April 21, 2016 Bdog Riverside County, California, United States April 25, 2016 Details
June 21, 2015 ColoradEO Boulder County, Colorado, United States March 02, 2016 Details
July 07, 2015 bobscafe British Columbia, Canada February 11, 2016 Details
July 31, 2015 bobscafe British Columbia, Canada February 11, 2016 Details
May 30, 2015 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States December 29, 2015 Details
June 23, 2015 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States December 29, 2015 Details
April 16, 2015 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States December 29, 2015 Details
June 11, 2015 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States December 29, 2015 Details
July 05, 2015 Sue Orlowski Lincoln County, Washington, United States September 24, 2015 Details
July 12, 2015 ncrosbyrd Gunnison County, Colorado, United States September 20, 2015 Details
June 14, 2015 bobscafe British Columbia, Canada August 16, 2015 Details
July 21, 2015 bobscafe British Columbia, Canada August 15, 2015 Details
July 02, 2015 Sue Orlowski Spokane County, Washington, United States July 11, 2015 Details
June 06, 2015 MAKI San Benito County, California, United States July 09, 2015 Details
June 14, 2015 Kristie Nelson Mono County, California, United States June 16, 2015 Details
May 25, 2015 Selwyn Quan Santa Clara County, California, United States May 30, 2015 Details
May 10, 2015 Robert Gorman Contra Costa County, California, United States May 14, 2015 Details
April 16, 2015 wimvdam Santa Barbara County, California, United States April 16, 2015 Details
August 17, 2012 Todd Stefanic Butte County, Idaho, United States March 12, 2015 Details
July 05, 2007 J_Martineau Crook County, Wyoming, United States March 05, 2015 Details
June 30, 2014 Josiah Gilbert Monterey County, California, United States January 02, 2015 Details
June 28, 2014 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States December 30, 2014 Details
June 28, 2014 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States December 30, 2014 Details
June 12, 2014 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States December 28, 2014 Details
June 12, 2014 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States December 28, 2014 Details
June 12, 2014 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States December 28, 2014 Details
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