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Great Spangled Fritillary - Speyeria cybele
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Great Spangled Fritillary - Pockwock Road, NS - 2011-08-17
Photo © Peter Payzant
Status in Nova Scotia
Common.

Flight Period
Mid-June to early September.

Habitat
Fields, meadows, woodland roads.

Larval Foodplants
Violets.

Similar Species in Nova Scotia
Similar to Aphrodite Fritillary and Atlantis Fritillary, but distinguished by the broad orange submarginal band on the hindwing.

Great Spangled Fritillary - Conrad's Beach, NS, 2008-07-30
Great Spangled Fritillary - Conrad's Beach, NS - 2008-07-30
2008-07-30
Photo © Phil Schappert
Great Spangled Fritillary - White Point, NS, 2009-08-15
Great Spangled Fritillary - White Point, NS - 2009-08-15
2009-08-15
Photo © Jim Edsall
Great Spangled Fritillary - Apple River, NS, 2012-07-15
Great Spangled Fritillary - Apple River, NS - 2012-07-15
2012-07-15
Photo © Kathleen F. Spicer
Great Spangled Fritillary - Apple River, NS, 2012-07-05
Great Spangled Fritillary - Apple River, NS - 2012-07-05
2012-07-05
Photo © Kathleen F. Spicer
Great Spangled Fritillary - Shelburne, 2014-07-14
Great Spangled Fritillary - Shelburne - 2014-07-14
2014-07-14
Photo © Dan Rolfe