Attributes of Speyeria edwardsii

Edwards' Fritillary
Speyeria edwardsii (Reakirt, 1866)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Identification: Upperside of both wings tawny orange with black border and markings. Underside green or gray-green with narrow buff submarginal band and metallic silver markings.
Wing Span: 2 1/2 - 3 3/8 inches (6.3 - 8.6 cm).
Life History: Males patrol in open areas for females. Females lay eggs on litter near violets. First-stage unfed caterpillars hibernate; in the spring they eat host plant leaves.
Flight: One brood from late June to early September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Violets including Viola nuttallii and V. adunca.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Short-grass prairie, foothills, meadows, fields, road edges.
Range: Short-grass prairie and western Rocky Mountains from southern Alberta east to the central Dakotas and western Nebraska, then south to northeastern New Mexico.
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 16, 2016 J_Martineau Weston County, Wyoming, United States January 10, 2017 Details
June 16, 2015 wwittkop Johnson County, Wyoming, United States December 22, 2016 Details
August 16, 2015 J_Martineau Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States January 08, 2016 Details
August 09, 2015 J_Martineau Johnson County, Wyoming, United States January 06, 2016 Details
June 12, 2015 spikeynick Denver County, Colorado, United States September 12, 2015 Details
June 13, 2015 monad Custer County, South Dakota, United States June 18, 2015 Details
July 23, 2014 bellhanley Johnson County, Wyoming, United States May 27, 2015 Details
June 01, 2014 ColoradEO Boulder County, Colorado, United States August 31, 2014 Details
July 06, 2014 uschock Pennington County, South Dakota, United States July 23, 2014 Details
August 18, 2013 J_Martineau Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States February 12, 2014 Details
September 05, 2013 sagebird52 Albany County, Wyoming, United States September 06, 2013 Details
August 07, 2008 stomlins701 Custer County, South Dakota, United States July 15, 2013 Details
June 20, 2012 COA1955 Morgan County, Colorado, United States July 21, 2012 Details
July 26, 1992 legacy.reporter (K. Bagdonas) Washakie County, Wyoming, United States March 09, 2010 Details
August 19, 2009 legacy.reporter (Norma Erickson) Weld County, Colorado, United States October 16, 2009 Details
August 19, 2009 legacy.reporter (Norma Erickson) Weld County, Colorado, United States September 24, 2009 Details
August 25, 2008 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler and Joe Mammoser) Larimer County, Colorado, United States September 29, 2008 Details
August 23, 2008 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler and Joe Mammoser) Larimer County, Colorado, United States September 29, 2008 Details
June 19, 2007 stevekohler (Steve Kohler) Deer Lodge County, Montana, United States February 04, 2008 Details
June 28, 2006 stevekohler (Steve Kohler) Daniels County, Montana, United States February 04, 2008 Details
June 25, 2004 stevekohler (Steve Kohler) McCone County, Montana, United States February 04, 2008 Details
August 14, 2003 stevekohler (Steve Kohler) Richland County, Montana, United States February 04, 2008 Details
August 27, 2003 stevekohler (Steve Kohler) Roosevelt County, Montana, United States February 04, 2008 Details
June 19, 2007 stevekohler (Steve Kohler) Silver Bow County, Montana, United States February 04, 2008 Details
August 21, 1986 stevekohler (Steve Kohler) Treasure County, Montana, United States February 04, 2008 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Moffat County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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