Zerene Fritillary

Speyeria zerene

Appearance: Above, varies from rich to pale orange with strong median and postmedian black markings. Below, hindwing spots may be silvered or non-silvered. Disk is brownish.

Size: Medium; 1 7/8 to 2 5/8 inches

Habitat: Montane forests, shrubby areas and meadows

Season: Summer; 1 brood

Larval Foodplant: Violets

Did You Know…
Species closely related to Coronis Fritillary, but slightly smaller.

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