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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite)

  • BND: Aphrodite Fritillary; Speyeria aphrodite (Fabricius, 1787)
  • BNA: Aphrodite Fritillary; Speyeria aphrodite
  • Habitat: Open meadows; nectars at Cirsium, Monarda, Liatris; males patrol continuously when not taking nectar or resting
  • Larval food: Viola spp. (larva overwinters shortly after eclosure)
  • Adult flight: Late June into early August, depending on location
  • References: Royer 121, Opler & Krizek 133, Scott 324
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