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Species Speyeria carolae - Carole's Fritillary - Hodges#4456.1

Carole's Fritillary - Speyeria carolae - male Carole's Fritillary - Speyeria carolae - male
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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 carolae (Carole's Fritillary - Hodges#4456.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Argynnis coronis carolae dos Passos & Grey, 1942. Type locality: Charleston Park, Clark County, Nevada, 8000ft
Speyeria coronis carolae (dos Passos & Grey) dos Passos & Grey, 1947
Speyeria zerene carolae (dos Passos & Grey)
Speyeria carolae (dos Passos & Grey)
Explanation of Names
Some authors treat this as a distinct species, others do not. It is listed at BOA and in the Pelham Catalog as distinct, so currently appears that way at BugGuide as well. It shows very little to distinguish it from S. coronis, and seems to be the representative of that species in the Spring Mountains, where it occurs as an isolated relict population. It has been compared to similar S. zerene as well, but is less like that species in characteristics.
Recent molecular studies show S. carolae as belonging within S. coronis.
Spring Mountains, Nevada and probably adjacent California