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Aphrodite Fritillary - Speyeria aphrodite
[Aphrodite Fritillary image]
Aphrodite Fritillary - East Folly Mtn. Rd. - 2012-08-27
Photo © Jim Edsall
Status in Nova Scotia
Uncommon.

Flight Period
Mid-June to late August.

Habitat
Fields, meadows, woodland roads.

Larval Foodplants
Violets.

Similar Species in Nova Scotia
Similar to Great Spangled Fritillary. Also resembles Atlantis Fritillary, but Aphrodite has pale outer margins on forewings.

Notes
It has been observed flying at the same time and place as our other two large fritillaries.

Aphrodite Fritillary - Meagher's Grant, NS, June 27 1999
Aphrodite Fritillary - - Meagher's Grant, NS - June 27 1999
June 27 1999
Photo © Peter Payzant
Aphrodite Fritillary - Apple River, NS, 2012-08-18
Aphrodite Fritillary - Apple River, NS - 2012-08-18
2012-08-18
Photo © Kathleen F. Spicer
Aphrodite Fritillary - Spencer's Island, 2013-08-24
Aphrodite Fritillary - Spencer's Island - 2013-08-24
2013-08-24
Photo © Kathleen F. Spicer
Aphrodite Fritillary - Spencer's Island, 2013-08-24
Aphrodite Fritillary - Spencer's Island - 2013-08-24
2013-08-24
Photo © Kathleen F. Spicer
Aphrodite Fritillary - Spencer's Island, 2013-08-24
Aphrodite Fritillary - Spencer's Island - 2013-08-24
2013-08-24
Photo © Kathleen F. Spicer