35-54mm averaging 40mm wingspan
Dorsal, orange with black markings, consistant with other lesser fritillaries.
Ventral, silver border along both outer wing margins, and HW basal spot is white with a black center spot.
Throughout Canada and the northern U.S. extending southward along the Rockies, and Appalachians.
Found throughout north central Eurasia.
Marshes, bogs, and sedge meadows. Nectars in adjacent fields.
2 to 3 broods, flying June-September, and overwinters as larva.
Populations have been declining in most areas, because they aren't able to adapt very well to changing habitats.