Attributes of Speyeria mormonia

Mormon Fritillary
Speyeria mormonia (Boisduval, 1869)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Identification: Small, with large rounded antennal clubs. Upperside tawny to orange-brown; male with no black scales on veins. Underside of hindwing orange-brown; base sometimes slightly darker or greenish. Spots are usually silvered.
Wing Span: 1 1/2 - 2 3/8 inches (3.8 - 6.1 cm).
Life History: Males patrol near the ground in open areas for females. Eggs are laid singly on leaf litter near host plants. Caterpillars hatch but do not feed, hibernating until spring when they eat the host leaves.
Flight: One flight from June-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Violets including Viola adunca, V. nuttallii, V. nephrophylla, and V. palustris.
Adult Food: Nectar from a variety of flowers including goldenrod.
Habitat: Mountain meadows and fell-fields, moist prairie valleys, subarctic forest openings.
Range: Western mountains from southern Alaska south and east to Manitoba and the Dakotas; south to central California, eastern Nevada, southeastern Arizona, and northern 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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August 07, 2007 Ann and Rob Simpson Yellowstone National Park County, Wyoming, United States December 11, 2014 Details
July 08, 2014 J_Martineau Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States December 02, 2014 Details
August 28, 2014 MAKI Pierce County, Washington, United States September 04, 2014 Details
August 11, 2014 plex1ppus Mineral County, Montana, United States August 19, 2014 Details
August 11, 2014 plex1ppus Mineral County, Montana, United States August 19, 2014 Details
August 07, 2014 davidwdroppers Skagit County, Washington, United States August 13, 2014 Details
August 30, 2013 toddewen Summit County, Colorado, United States February 16, 2014 Details
September 04, 2013 lamccf Summit County, Colorado, United States February 16, 2014 Details
September 15, 2013 tamico Lake County, Colorado, United States February 16, 2014 Details
September 13, 2013 ddodd Grand County, Colorado, United States February 13, 2014 Details
July 14, 2013 Ann and Rob Simpson Tuolumne County, California, United States November 01, 2013 Details
August 08, 2008 Ann and Rob Simpson Tuolumne County, California, United States October 03, 2013 Details
August 07, 2013 jamesheintz1 Whatcom County, Washington, United States September 14, 2013 Details
August 07, 2013 jamesheintz1 Whatcom County, Washington, United States September 14, 2013 Details
July 20, 2013 plex1ppus Missoula County, Montana, United States August 26, 2013 Details
August 17, 2013 plex1ppus Pend Oreille County, Washington, United States August 24, 2013 Details
August 03, 2013 snowcat Skagit County, Washington, United States August 21, 2013 Details
August 03, 2013 snowcat Skagit County, Washington, United States August 21, 2013 Details
August 28, 2008 gdofseattle Okanogan County, Washington, United States August 17, 2013 Details
August 24, 2012 Mike Hofmann Sublette County, Wyoming, United States August 12, 2013 Details
August 04, 2013 jamesheintz1 Chelan County, Washington, United States August 11, 2013 Details
July 29, 2013 jamesheintz1 Skagit County, Washington, United States August 10, 2013 Details
July 30, 2013 jamesheintz1 Chelan County, Washington, United States August 10, 2013 Details
July 28, 2013 randimal Pierce County, Washington, United States July 31, 2013 Details
July 20, 2012 rjboehnke Salt Lake County, Utah, United States December 19, 2012 Details
August 14, 2010 swittwa Skagit County, Washington, United States December 17, 2012 Details
September 14, 2012 swittwa Snohomish County, Washington, United States December 17, 2012 Details
July 11, 1982 legacy.reporter (K Hansen-S. Mattoon) Elko County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 07, 1987 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Elko County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 06, 1985 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Apache County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 22, 1996 legacy.reporter (Robert L. Langston) Elko County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 17, 1996 legacy.reporter (John B. Vernon) Elko County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 10, 1994 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Apache County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 18, 2012 swimperi Colorado, United States October 05, 2012 Details
July 18, 2012 swimperi Colorado, United States October 05, 2012 Details
July 18, 2012 swimperi Colorado, United States October 05, 2012 Details
July 18, 2012 swimperi Colorado, United States October 05, 2012 Details
August 20, 2012 plex1ppus Okanogan County, Washington, United States September 22, 2012 Details
August 23, 2012 plex1ppus Okanogan County, Washington, United States September 22, 2012 Details
July 18, 2012 swimperi Summit County, Colorado, United States September 01, 2012 Details
August 20, 2012 plex1ppus Okanogan County, Washington, United States August 28, 2012 Details
July 11, 2011 pcastrovillo Valley County, Idaho, United States March 19, 2012 Details
June 22, 1996 legacy.reporter (Robert L. Langston) Elko County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 17, 1996 legacy.reporter (John B. Vernon) Elko County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 05, 1976 legacy.reporter (R. H. Leuschener) Washoe County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 05, 1979 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Esmeralda County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 10, 1994 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Apache County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 09, 1976 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Apache County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 04, 1980 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Elko County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 09, 2011 dspicer Duchesne County, Utah, United States December 07, 2011 Details