Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly
The Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele) is a common butterlfy found in meadows and roadsides, mostly in the eastern U.S. but also found in the west. Its coloration tends to orange and black, and has a wingspan in the 2.5" - 4.0" range.
Its larval foodplant is violets.
Great Spangled Fritillary Life Cycle Stages and Times
|Egg stage||10 to 15 days|
|Caterpillar (larval) stage||Overwinters|
|Chrysalis (pupal) stage||14 to 24 days|
|Adult butterfly stage||2 to 10 weeks|
Photo of the Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly
Great Spangled Fritillary on a Red Clover blossom, Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania.
|Photo by and courtesy of Peter Livengood|