The Great Spangled Fritillary can be found over the southern two-thirds of Alberta and in the Peace River region except in the mountains. It flits about in parkland and prairie, usually near water and is on the wing from June through early August. Look for it nectaring from flowers between bouts of active, rapid flight.
The upper wing surfaces sport the typical orange and black pattern of fritillaries in general. The wingspan is 55 to 65 mm (2 ? to 2 ½ in.). The ground colour of the hind wing underside is rusty brown with large silver spangles. There is a broad yellowish band between the outer row of silver spangles and the inner spangles.
Like most fritillary caterpillars, the velvety black spiny caterpillars of the Great Spangled Fritillary dine on violet leaves.
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