Appearance: Above, pale orange with a fairly broad postmedian band containing solid black spots and black marginal bands surrounding pale orange spots. Below, the hindwing has silver or white marginal spots, a row of submarginal black spots and a relatively large irregular rectangular spot just behind the hindwing cell.
Size: Medium; 1 3/8 to 1 7/8 inches (A Lesser Fritillary)
Habitat: Meadows, marshes and bogs
Season: Summer; 1 brood in mountains
Larval Foodplant: Violets
Did You Know…
Slow or lazy flight, perches often, and visits yellow flowers readily (Opler).
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