Attributes of Speyeria diana

Diana Fritillary
Speyeria diana (Cramer, 1777)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Identification: Large. Upperside of male wings black at base, orange at outer portions; female black with blue on outer part of hindwing. Underside without typical Speyeria spot pattern.
Wing Span: 3 7/16 - 4 7/16 inches (8.7 - 11.3 cm).
Life History: Males patrol for females in deep woods. Females walk along the ground laying single eggs on dead twigs and leaves near violets. The caterpillars hatch and overwinter without feeding. In the spring they feed on leaves and flowers of violets.
Flight: One flight from mid-June to early September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Violets (Viola species).
Adult Food: Dung and flower nectar from plants including common and swamp milkweeds, ironweed, red clover, and butterflybush.
Habitat: Fields, edges, and openings in moist, rich, forested mountains and valleys.
Range: Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas; southern Appalachians from central Virginia and West Virginia through the mountains to northern Georgia and Alabama.
Conservation: This species is extirpated from some former locations.
NCGR: G3 - Very rare or local throughout its range or found locally in a restricted range (21 to 100 occurrences). (Threatened throughout its range).
Management Needs: All populations should be monitored and those habitats on public lands and preserves should be protected.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
September 07, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States September 07, 2014 Details
August 14, 2014 BillMcGighan Mitchell County, North Carolina, United States August 28, 2014 Details
August 14, 2014 gmeuwissen Henderson County, North Carolina, United States August 28, 2014 Details
July 19, 2014 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States July 21, 2014 Details
June 15, 2014 von40827 Leslie County, Kentucky, United States July 17, 2014 Details
June 17, 2014 von40827 Leslie County, Kentucky, United States July 17, 2014 Details
June 18, 2014 von40827 Leslie County, Kentucky, United States July 17, 2014 Details
June 21, 2005 roseanna McCreary County, Kentucky, United States July 10, 2014 Details
July 05, 2014 Cathy Miller Sevier County, Tennessee, United States July 09, 2014 Details
June 28, 2014 roseanna Pulaski County, Kentucky, United States July 05, 2014 Details
July 03, 2014 RAguirre Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States July 03, 2014 Details
June 22, 2014 Doug Bruce Anderson County, Tennessee, United States July 02, 2014 Details
June 30, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 01, 2014 Details
June 30, 2014 rmchenry Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States June 30, 2014 Details
June 07, 2014 rseidler Howard County, Arkansas, United States June 25, 2014 Details
June 07, 2014 rseidler Howard County, Arkansas, United States June 25, 2014 Details
June 14, 2014 peggyt67 Claiborne County, Tennessee, United States June 21, 2014 Details
June 17, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States June 18, 2014 Details
June 15, 2014 Papakid2 Conway County, Arkansas, United States June 16, 2014 Details
June 07, 2014 stephen stedman Morgan County, Tennessee, United States June 13, 2014 Details
June 13, 2014 CA Ivy Franklin County, Arkansas, United States June 13, 2014 Details
September 07, 2013 Doug Bruce Van Buren County, Tennessee, United States September 13, 2013 Details
September 02, 2013 Doug Bruce Roane County, Tennessee, United States September 11, 2013 Details
September 02, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States September 08, 2013 Details
July 16, 2013 Judy Fuson DeKalb County, Tennessee, United States July 16, 2013 Details
June 30, 2013 Sara Combs Virginia, United States, Washington County July 15, 2013 Details
July 03, 2013 bethyag Bell County, Kentucky, United States July 03, 2013 Details
June 12, 2013 Janna Jennings Saline County, Arkansas, United States June 13, 2013 Details
June 07, 2013 ruthbarr Arkansas, United States June 13, 2013 Details
June 10, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States June 10, 2013 Details
July 22, 1989 Mike Stinson Letcher County, Kentucky, United States April 24, 2013 Details
May 26, 2012 Rhinorse Creek County, Oklahoma, United States April 12, 2013 Details
June 23, 2012 tbickhart@herpetologicalassociates.com Johnson County, Tennessee, United States February 15, 2013 Details
May 20, 2012 Debbie Taylor Pope County, Arkansas, United States January 02, 2013 Details
May 28, 2012 legacy.reporter (Kazuo Inagaki) Cleburne County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 03, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Cleburne County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 04, 2012 legacy.reporter (Sara Bright) Clay County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 12, 2012 legacy.reporter (Paulette Haywood Ogard) Jefferson County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 24, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Cleburne County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 04, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Cleburne County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 23, 2012 legacy.reporter (Wayne Barger) Clay County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 25, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Cleburne County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 25, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Cleburne County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 25, 2012 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States October 21, 2012 Details
September 28, 2012 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States October 21, 2012 Details
June 17, 2012 Dale Halbritter Georgia, Union County, United States September 21, 2012 Details
September 03, 2012 Dale Halbritter Georgia, Union County, United States September 21, 2012 Details
May 17, 2012 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 19, 2012 Details
July 02, 2012 Marty Silver Carter County, Tennessee, United States July 05, 2012 Details
June 23, 2012 Doug Bruce Washington County, Tennessee, United States July 01, 2012 Details