#196 Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)

11 September

The great spangled fritillary (Speyeria cybele) is a North American butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. Covers a wide range of North America stretching from southern Canada to northern California on the west to North Carolina on the east. Prime habitat for this species includes moist meadows and woodland edges. Various species of native violets have reported to serve as a larval host plant for the great spangled fritillary, including the native round-leaf violet (Viola rotundifolia), the arrow-leaf violet (Viola fimbriatula) and the common blue violet (Viola sororia)

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