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Species Speyeria zerene - Zerene Fritillary - Hodges#4456

orange butterfly - Speyeria zerene - male great spangled or aphrodite fritillary? - Speyeria zerene - female fritillary - Speyeria zerene - male Which fritillary? - Speyeria zerene - male Fritillary - Speyeria zerene - female Mormon Fritillary? - Speyeria zerene Callippe Fritillary - Speyeria zerene - male Speyeria zerene platina female - Speyeria zerene - female
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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 zerene (Zerene Fritillary - Hodges#4456)
Hodges Number
Northwestern US.
Caterpillars eat leaves of several species of Violets (Viola)
The subspecies S. z. behrensii, S. z. myrtleae and S. z. hippolyta are listed as endangered by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
See Also
Speyeria coronis