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Hydaspe Fritillary (Speyeria hydaspe)

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Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Nymphalidae (nim-FAL-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Speyeria (spy-ER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: hydaspe

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Gold Hill, Oregon

By Scorpioangel
Thumbnail #1 of Hydaspe Fritillary (Speyeria hydaspe) by Scorpioangel

Member Notes:

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Neutral Scorpioangel On Aug 13, 2006, Scorpioangel from Gold Hill, OR
(Zone 7a) wrote:

Identification: Upperside orange-brown with dark bases and heavy dark markings. Underside light brown to dark maroon with violet tinge. Hindwing submarginal band slightly paler than rest of wing; spots cream-colored, bordered with black, and may or may not be silvered.

Life history: Eggs are laid near host plants. Unfed, first-stage caterpillars hibernate; in the spring they eat leaves.

Flight: One brood from June-September.

Wing span: 2 - 2 1/2 inches (5 - 6.4 cm).

Caterpillar hosts: Violets including Viola adunca, V. glabella, V. nuttallii, V. orbiculata, and V. purpurea.

Adult food: Flower nectar.

Habitat: Moist forest openings and mountain meadows.

Range: British Columbia east to Alberta, south to southern California, Idaho, Montana, and New Mexico.


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