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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)


  • BND: Great Spangled Fritillary; Speyeria cybele (Fabricius, 1775)
  • BNA: Great Spangled Fritillary; Speyeria cybele
  • NDC: SPCY
  • Habitat: Woodland margins, often nectaring Cirsium, Monarda or Liatris
  • Larval food: Viola spp. (larva overwinters shortly after eclosure)
  • Adult flight: Late June into early August
  • References: Royer 120, Opler & Krizek 132, Scott 325
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