Species Page: Regal Fritillary (Argynnis idalia)

Regal Fritillary

Argynnis idalia (Drury, 1773)

Family: Nymphalidae

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

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