Attributes of Speyeria nokomis

Nokomis Fritillary
Speyeria nokomis (W.H. Edwards, 1862)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Identification: Upperside of male brownish orange with darkened wing bases and dark markings. Submarginal chevrons do not touch the marginal line. Upperside of female black; outer half of wing with cream-colored spots. Both sexes have hindwing below with black-bordered silver spots.
Wing Span: 2 1/2 - 3 1/8 inches (6.3 - 7.9 cm).
Life History: Males patrol for receptive females, who walk on the ground to lay single eggs near host plants. Unfed, first-stage caterpillars hibernate; in the spring they feed on leaves of the host.
Flight: One brood from late July-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Viola nephrophylla.
Adult Food: Flower nectar, including that from thistles.
Habitat: Moist meadows, seeps, marshes, streamsides.
Range: East-central California, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado south through Arizona and New Mexico into Mexico.
Conservation: Several populations are lost due to draining of habitat or development. All remaining populations should be conserved.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Protect and manage habitat. Moderate grazing is compatible and may be necessary.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
August 16, 2014 klgraves Greenlee County, Arizona, United States August 24, 2014 Details
July 29, 1988 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Eureka County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 10, 1981 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Apache County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 27, 1989 legacy.reporter (Y. Hashash-P. Thompson) Apache County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 05, 1997 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Graham County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 27, 2005 legacy.reporter (Michael Leski) Apache County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 26, 2011 carlakish Gila County, Arizona, United States October 31, 2012 Details
August 02, 1978 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Elko County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 20, 2006 legacy.reporter (Ray & Kit Stanford) Humboldt County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 02, 2007 legacy.reporter (C. Howard Grisham) Douglas County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 01, 1972 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Mono County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
September 07, 1964 legacy.reporter (Radcliffe) Greenlee County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 14, 1968 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Apache County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 27, 1968 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Apache County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 14, 1968 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Apache County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 27, 1968 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Apache County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 31, 1968 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Apache County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 05, 1967 legacy.reporter (Peter Herlan) Lander County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 08, 1968 legacy.reporter (Peter Herlan) Lyon County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 07, 1969 legacy.reporter (Emmel & Shields) Nye County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 24, 1969 legacy.reporter (Peter Herlan) White Pine County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 11, 1969 legacy.reporter (Emmel & Shields) White Pine County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 21, 1969 legacy.reporter (Ludtke) Lander County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 09, 1962 legacy.reporter (Peter Herlan) Douglas County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 18, 1962 legacy.reporter (Peter Herlan) Douglas County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 15, 1962 legacy.reporter (Peter Herlan) Douglas County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 12, 1970 legacy.reporter (William Swisher) Elko County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 01, 1972 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Mono County, California, United States December 31, 2010 Details
August 09, 1981 legacy.reporter (Robert L. Langston) Mono County, California, United States March 09, 2010 Details
September 01, 1976 legacy.reporter (S. Dvorak) Mono County, California, United States January 07, 2010 Details
August 20, 1966 legacy.reporter (K. Kreuger) Mono County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
August 21, 1966 legacy.reporter (K. Kreuger) Mono County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
August 01, 1922 legacy.reporter (J. A. Comstock) Inyo County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
August 24, 1922 legacy.reporter (J. A. Comstock) Inyo County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
July 24, 1922 legacy.reporter (J. A. Comstock) Inyo County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
July 30, 1922 legacy.reporter (J. A. Comstock) Inyo County, California, United States January 04, 2010 Details
August 01, 2004 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
August 10, 1985 legacy.reporter (Robert Wuttken) Inyo County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
August 13, 1950 legacy.reporter (J. W. Tilden) Mono County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
August 15, 1951 legacy.reporter (J. W. Tilden) Mono County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
August 22, 1957 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Mono County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
August 26, 1957 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Mono County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
August 04, 1960 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Mono County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
August 25, 1958 legacy.reporter (Oakley Shields) Mono County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
August 14, 1957 legacy.reporter (John S. Garth) Mono County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
August 28, 1957 legacy.reporter (John S. Garth) Mono County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
September 02, 1958 legacy.reporter (J. W. Tilden) Mono County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
July 01, 1985 legacy.reporter (R. White) Mono County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
August 01, 1985 legacy.reporter (R. White) Mono County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
August 17, 2000 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details