Argynnis edwardsii Reakirt, 1866
Status: Locally common resident
NENHP Ranking: Not listed
Range: Edwards’ Fritillary is found from southern Alberta and Saskatchewan south to northern New Mexico. In Nebraska it is found primarily in the panhandle although it ranges east along the Niobrara River to at least Brown and Keya Paha counties and has also been found in the loess hills of south central Nebraska.
Broods/Flight Times: One flight – recorded in Nebraska from 23 May – 25 September.
Larval Hostplant(s): Violets, of which the Yellow Prairie Violet (Viola nuttallii) is the only verified hostplant to occur in the state. Others violets are almost certainly utilized.
Habitat: Short grass prairies and forest openings
Found at: Niobrara Valley Preserve, Ash Hollow SHP, Wildcat Hills SRA, Gilbert-Baker SWMA
Overwintering: As unfed caterpillars
Similar Species: Callippe Fritillary