Coronis Fritillary

Argynnis coronis Behr, 1864

Family: Nymphalidae

Status: Locally common resident

NENHP Ranking: S3, Tier 2

Range: The Coronis Fritillary is found from western portions of Nebraska and South Dakota west to coastal Washington, Oregon and California. In Nebraska it has been found in the panhandle area.

Broods/Flight Times: There is one flight. In Nebraska it has been found from 28 May – 29 July. In South Dakota Marrone (2002) reports it to fly as late as September 16

Larval Hostplant(s): Violets, of which Yellow Prairie Violet (Viola nuttallii) is the only one verified and found in Nebraska.

Habitat: Adults frequent roadways and openings in pine forests, where they take nectar from thistles and verbenas.

Found at: Gilbert-Baker & Ponderosa SWMAs, Panorama Point (Kimball County), Wildcat Hills SRA

Overwintering: As unfed caterpillars

Similar Species:


Common Name, Location, Photographer
Coronis Fritillary – dorsal
Coronis Fritillary – ventral

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