Argynnis idalia (Drury, 1773)
Status: Uncommon local resident
NENHP Rank: S3, Tier 1
Range: This species has been recorded from North Dakota and Kansas east to the New England states. It is found statewide in Nebraska.
Larval Hostplant(s): Various violets (Viola sp.).
Broods/Flight Times: One flight with adults emerging in mid-June and females surviving into early September.
Overwintering: As newly hatched larvae.
Habitat: Adults favor wet meadows and higher quality prairies.
Avg. Wingspan: 2 5/8 – 4 1/8 inches
Found at: Rowe Sanctuary, Crane Meadows, Fontenelle Forest, Niobrara Valley Preserve, Scotia Chalk Mine, Wildcat Hills, Branched Oak & Victoria Springs SRAs, Indian Cave & Louisville SPs, Gilbert-Baker, Prairie Knoll, Kinter’s Ford, Wood Duck, Little Blue, Osage, Platte, Pressey & Kent Diversion SWMAs, Burwell Pond, Homestead National Monument