Great Spangled Fritillay
Argynnis cybele (Fabricius, 1775)
Status: Occasional local resident. Can be abundant in favorable habitats.
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, but absent in the southwest.
Larval Hostplant(s): Violets (Viola sp.)
Broods/Flight Times: One extended flight from mid to late June, with females living into September
Overwintering: As newly hatched larvae.
Habitat: Prairies and woodland margins.
Avg. Wingspan: 2 1/2 – 4 inches
Similar Species: Aphrodite Fritillary