Mormon Fritillary (Speyeria mormonia)

The Mormon Fritillary is a medium-size butterfly, orange-brown in color, with darker brown spots. It can often be found in mountain meadows and wet prairie valleys. It is most common in the mountains of western North America, from southern Alaska down to Arizona and New Mexico.

Wing spread: 1.5" - 2.5"

Host Plants: Violets

Mormon Fritillary Butterfly
Mormon Fritillary Butterfly

Mormon Fritillary Butterfly
Mormon Fritillary Butterfly
Photo by and courtesy of Alan Schmierer