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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Callippe Fritillary (Speyeria callippe)

  • BND: Callippe Fritillary; Speyeria callippe (Boisduval, 1852)
  • BNA: Callippe Fritillary; Speyeria callippe
  • Habitat: Native prairies; nectars avidly at Medicago, Cirsium
  • Larval food: Viola spp. (larva overwinters in 1st stage)
  • Adult flight: Mid-June into July (earlier than most Speyeria spp.)
  • References: Royer 124, Ferris & Brown 307, Scott 329
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