Attributes of Speyeria cybele

Great Spangled Fritillary
Speyeria cybele (Fabricius, 1775)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Identification: Large. Upperside of male tan to orange with black scales on forewing veins; female tawny, darker than male. Underside of hindwing with wide pale submarginal band and large silver spots.
Wing Span: 2 1/2 - 4 inches (6.3 - 10.1 cm).
Life History: Males patrol open areas for females. Eggs are laid in late summer on or near host violets. Newly-hatched caterpillars do not feed, but overwinter until spring, when they eat young violet leaves.
Flight: One brood from mid-June to mid-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Various violet species (Viola).
Adult Food: Nectar from many species of flowers including milkweeds, thistles, ironweed, dogbane, mountain laurel, verbena, vetch, bergamot, red clover, joe-pye weed, and purple coneflower.
Habitat: Open, moist places including fields, valleys, pastures, right-of-ways, meadows, open woodland, prairies.
Range: Alberta east to Nova Scotia, south to central California, New Mexico, central Arkansas, and northern Georgia. Comments: The most common fritillary throughout most of the eastern United States.
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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June 21, 2015 Julieanogg Butler County, Ohio, United States June 29, 2015 Details
June 27, 2015 Sandra Pertica Virginia, United States, Warren County June 29, 2015 Details
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May 24, 2015 rosedrakon Pittsylvania County, Virginia, United States June 27, 2015 Details
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June 13, 2015 Sandra Pertica Virginia, United States June 27, 2015 Details
June 26, 2015 Gardens by Renata Jelito Westchester County, New York, United States June 27, 2015 Details
June 20, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States June 26, 2015 Details
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June 24, 2015 Jacadman Morris County, New Jersey, United States June 24, 2015 Details
June 21, 2015 Holly Flutterby Dutchess County, New York, United States June 23, 2015 Details
June 19, 2015 t_hackler Benton County, Arkansas, United States June 21, 2015 Details
June 17, 2015 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada June 20, 2015 Details
June 06, 2015 jimard8 Madison County, Indiana, United States June 17, 2015 Details
June 10, 2015 grosenberry Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 14, 2015 Details
May 22, 2015 stomlins701 Cocke County, Tennessee, United States June 13, 2015 Details
July 17, 2014 sh11 Ontario, Canada June 11, 2015 Details
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June 06, 2015 marshallbw72 Williamson County, Tennessee, United States June 07, 2015 Details
May 29, 2015 eerfrrettub Mecklenburg County, Virginia, United States May 31, 2015 Details
May 27, 2015 lilkriskattn Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States May 28, 2015 Details
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May 25, 2015 sdbarker7277 Bledsoe County, Tennessee, United States May 28, 2015 Details
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May 17, 2015 Carol Thornton-Anderson Orange County, Indiana, United States May 18, 2015 Details
May 16, 2015 Doug Bruce Knox County, Tennessee, United States May 17, 2015 Details
July 15, 2014 GinaGina Dutchess County, New York, United States April 08, 2015 Details
June 11, 2012 Bill Link Baltimore County, Maryland, United States April 03, 2015 Details
August 19, 2014 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 27, 2015 Details
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