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Species Speyeria cybele - Great Spangled Fritillary - Hodges#4450

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily Heliconiinae (Heliconians and Fritillaries)
Tribe Argynnini (Fritillaries)
Genus Speyeria (Greater Fritillaries)
Species cybele (Great Spangled Fritillary - Hodges#4450)
Hodges Number
4450
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Speyeria cybele (Fabricius, 1775)
Explanation of Names
Cybele was an Anatolian goddess.
Size
Wingspan 6-10 cm
Identification
Large, compare with other fritillaries.
Range
Much of North America
Habitat
Open areas, moist fields, prairies
Season
June-September
Food
Adults take nectar.
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on violets.
Print References
Allen (1)
Brock (2)
Glassberg (3)
Scott (4)
Internet References
Butterflies and Moths of North America--Speyeria cybele
Works Cited
1.The Butterflies of West Virginia and Their Caterpillars
Thomas J. Allen. 1998. University of Pittsburgh Press.
2.Butterflies of North America (Kaufman Focus Guides)
Jim P. Brock, Kenn Kaufman. 2003. Houghton Mifflin Co.
3.Butterflies Through Binoculars: The East
Jeffrey Glassberg. 1999. Oxford University Press.
4.The Butterflies of North America: A Natural History and Field Guide
James A. Scott. 1992. Stanford University Press.