Cybele

Great Spangled Fritillary

Argynnis cybele (Fabricius, 1775)

Family: Nymphalidae

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

Found at:

Overwintering: As newly hatched larvae

Similar Species: Regal Fritillaries and Monarchs

Notes: Can be locally abundant when found.

Common Name, Location, Photographer
Great Spangled Fritillary
Great Spangled Fritillary – dorsal

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