Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)
Detailing the physical features, habits, territorial reach and other identifying qualities of the Great Spangled Fritillary.
Updated: 7/22/2016; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ©www.InsectIdentification.org
The Great Spangled Fritillary has a different hue in different parts of the continent, adding a bit more difficulty in identify it.
Apart from Mexico and some southern states in the U.S., the Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly can be found almost everywhere and anywhere. Look for them in gardens, parks, roadsides, meadows and open fields. They are a deep orange color in western areas, a light yellow color in central states and provinces and a mild orange color in the eastern part of North America. Look for them near violets, the preferred food source for hungry caterpillars.