Attributes of Speyeria hydaspe

Hydaspe Fritillary
Speyeria hydaspe (Boisduval, 1869)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Identification: Upperside orange-brown with dark bases and heavy dark markings. Underside light brown to dark maroon with violet tinge. Hindwing submarginal band slightly paler than rest of wing; spots cream-colored, bordered with black, and may or may not be silvered.
Wing Span: 2 - 2 1/2 inches (5 - 6.4 cm).
Life History: Eggs are laid near host plants. Unfed, first-stage caterpillars hibernate; in the spring they eat leaves.
Flight: One brood from June-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Violets including Viola adunca, V. glabella, V. nuttallii, V. orbiculata, and V. purpurea.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Moist forest openings and mountain meadows.
Range: British Columbia east to Alberta, south to southern California, Idaho, Montana, and New Mexico.
Conservation: Not usually of concern.
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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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
July 05, 2016 bwilliams Ravalli County, Montana, United States September 20, 2016 Details
August 04, 2016 Sue Orlowski Asotin County, Washington, United States August 26, 2016 Details
July 21, 2016 randimal Clallam County, Washington, United States August 24, 2016 Details
August 09, 2015 J_Martineau Johnson County, Wyoming, United States January 06, 2016 Details
July 19, 2015 bobscafe British Columbia, Canada October 20, 2015 Details
July 17, 2015 Paul Prappas British Columbia, Canada August 15, 2015 Details
August 09, 2015 PDunwiddie King County, Washington, United States August 15, 2015 Details
July 08, 2015 Sue Orlowski Spokane County, Washington, United States August 14, 2015 Details
July 20, 2015 gildenjen Skamania County, Washington, United States July 28, 2015 Details
August 08, 2014 Ann and Rob Simpson Yellowstone National Park County, Wyoming, United States July 27, 2015 Details
July 02, 2015 randimal Clallam County, Washington, United States July 23, 2015 Details
July 02, 2015 Sue Orlowski Spokane County, Washington, United States July 11, 2015 Details
July 02, 2015 LexiHale Thurston County, Washington, United States July 11, 2015 Details
July 08, 2014 J_Martineau Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States December 02, 2014 Details
July 30, 2014 bwilliams Missoula County, Montana, United States August 18, 2014 Details
July 30, 2014 bwilliams Missoula County, Montana, United States August 18, 2014 Details
August 02, 2014 Sue Orlowski Spokane County, Washington, United States August 12, 2014 Details
August 01, 2014 plex1ppus Stevens County, Washington, United States August 10, 2014 Details
July 15, 2014 kniama07 Thurston County, Washington, United States July 24, 2014 Details
July 15, 2014 adakaia Thurston County, Washington, United States July 16, 2014 Details
July 15, 2014 adakaia Thurston County, Washington, United States July 16, 2014 Details
July 09, 2014 Sue Orlowski Stevens County, Washington, United States July 14, 2014 Details
July 10, 2013 Ann and Rob Simpson Mariposa County, California, United States November 01, 2013 Details
July 10, 2013 Ann and Rob Simpson Mariposa County, California, United States November 01, 2013 Details
August 31, 2013 snowcat Pierce County, Washington, United States October 14, 2013 Details
August 31, 2013 snowcat Pierce County, Washington, United States October 14, 2013 Details
August 07, 2011 sandyleapt Hood River County, Oregon, United States October 09, 2013 Details
August 07, 2011 sandyleapt Hood River County, Oregon, United States October 08, 2013 Details
July 22, 2013 Ann and Rob Simpson Mariposa County, California, United States October 03, 2013 Details
July 10, 2013 Ann and Rob Simpson Mariposa County, California, United States October 03, 2013 Details
September 13, 2013 swittwa Pierce County, Washington, United States September 29, 2013 Details
September 13, 2013 swittwa Yakima County, Washington, United States September 29, 2013 Details
August 26, 2013 jamesheintz1 Skagit County, Washington, United States September 16, 2013 Details
August 12, 2013 jamesheintz1 Pierce County, Washington, United States September 14, 2013 Details
August 12, 2013 jamesheintz1 Pierce County, Washington, United States September 14, 2013 Details
August 17, 2013 randimal King County, Washington, United States August 20, 2013 Details
July 20, 2013 plex1ppus Missoula County, Montana, United States August 12, 2013 Details
August 24, 2012 Mike Hofmann Sublette County, Wyoming, United States August 12, 2013 Details
September 14, 2012 swittwa Snohomish County, Washington, United States December 17, 2012 Details
July 29, 2012 lhrobinson9672 Clallam County, Washington, United States October 21, 2012 Details
August 09, 2012 PDunwiddie Skamania County, Washington, United States October 21, 2012 Details
August 11, 2012 Joe2e29 Kittitas County, Washington, United States October 21, 2012 Details
September 16, 2012 PDunwiddie King County, Washington, United States September 18, 2012 Details
July 29, 2012 plex1ppus Missoula County, Montana, United States September 17, 2012 Details
September 01, 2012 PDunwiddie Pierce County, Washington, United States September 03, 2012 Details
August 20, 2012 plex1ppus Okanogan County, Washington, United States August 28, 2012 Details
August 25, 2012 John Barry King County, Washington, United States August 27, 2012 Details
July 23, 2012 brentawp Fremont County, Idaho, United States August 17, 2012 Details
August 05, 2012 PDunwiddie Skamania County, Washington, United States August 14, 2012 Details
July 19, 2012 plex1ppus Spokane County, Washington, United States July 23, 2012 Details