Great Spangled Fritillary
Argynnis cybele (Fabricius, 1775)
Status: Occasional resident
NENHP Ranking: Not listed
Range: The Great Spangled Fritillary occupies roughly the northern half of the United States and the southern half of Canada. It is widely distributed across Nebraska with the exception of the southwest corner of the state.
Broods/Flight Times: One extended flight. Adults emerge in mid to late June with females living into September
Larval Hostplant(s): Violets
Habitat: Prairies and woodland margins
Overwintering: As newly hatched larvae
Similar Species: Regal Fritillaries and Monarchs
Notes: Can be locally abundant when found.