Atlantis fritillary

(Speyeria atlantis)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

Atlantis fritillary

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

S5 - Secure

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common

Flight/Season

Mid-June to late August

Habitat

 

Size

2 to 2¾

 

Identification

On the upper side of the forewing the outer margin is a solid black border from the apex almost to the inner angle. On the upper side of the hindwing the outer margin is an almost solid black border at the outer angle, becoming progressively lighter as it approaches the anal angle.

 
Similar
Species

Aphrodite fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite) black border is shorter, less black, or not present. There is an “extra” black spot at the base of the forewing below the forewing cell.

Great spangled fritillary (Speyeria cybele) is larger. The margins of both wings are orange.

Silver-bordered fritillary (Boloria selene) is smaller. There is a submarginal row of spots within the solid black border.


Larval Food

Leaves of violets

 
Adult Food

Nectar of flowers, especially those in the composite (Asteraceae) family

 
Life Cycle

 

 
Behavior

 


Distribution Distribution Map  

Sources: 7, 20, 21, 29, 71.


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Taxonomy

Order:

Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)

 

Suborder:

Glossata

 

Infraorder:

Neolepidoptera

 

Parvorder:

Heteroneura

 

No Rank:

Ditrysia

 

No Rank:

Obtectomera

 

Superfamily:

Papilionoidea (butterflies [excluding skippers])

 

Family:

Nymphalidae (brush-foots)

 

Subfamily:

Heliconiinae (longwings, fritillaries and silverspots)

 

Tribe:

Argynnini

 

Subtribe:

Argynnina

 
Subordinate Taxa

Atlantis fritillary (Speyeria atlantis atlantis)

Atlantis fritillary (Speyeria atlantis beani)

Atlantis fritillary (Speyeria atlantis canadensis)

Atlantis fritillary (Speyeria atlantis chitone)

Atlantis fritillary (Speyeria atlantis dennisi)

Atlantis fritillary (Speyeria atlantis dodgei)

Atlantis fritillary (Speyeria atlantis dorothea)

Atlantis fritillary (Speyeria atlantis electa)

Atlantis fritillary (Speyeria atlantis elko)

Atlantis fritillary (Speyeria atlantis greyi)

Atlantis fritillary (Speyeria atlantis hesperis)

Atlantis fritillary (Speyeria atlantis hollandi)

Atlantis fritillary (Speyeria atlantis hutchinsi)

Atlantis fritillary (Speyeria atlantis irene)

Atlantis fritillary (Speyeria atlantis lais)

Atlantis fritillary (Speyeria atlantis lurana)

Atlantis fritillary (Speyeria atlantis nikias)

Atlantis fritillary (Speyeria atlantis schellbachi)

Atlantis fritillary (Speyeria atlantis tetonia)

Atlantis fritillary (Speyeria atlantis viola)

Atlantis fritillary (Speyeria atlantis wasatchia)

southwestern Atlantis fritillary (Speyeria atlantis nausicaa)

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

Atlantis fritillary


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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  Atlantis Fritillary (Speyeria atlantis)
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An Atlantis Fritillary butterfly. :)

Filmed by Damienf77:
May 26, 2011

 
     
  Atlantis Fritillary (Speyeria atlantis)
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Published on Jul 11, 2013

In this video, an Atlantis fritillary (Speyeria atlantis) is shown in a meadow moving from flower to flower. This video was recorded on July 3, 2013 at the very edge but inside of the White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire.

 
     
  Spinning Fritillary Butterfly on an Echinacea Flower
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Published on Jul 14, 2014

To get all the nectar, what I believe to be an Atlantis Fritillary Butterfly (Speyeria atlantis) spins atop an Echinacea flower, probing every crevice (0:00). Eventually, it switches to a fresh flower, spending more than a minute on each one (0:30). It's quite the workout for the proboscis (0:44). The Echinacea's spiny central disk is popular and must be shared with other insects (01:05). Eventually the Butterfly gets its fill, and flies away (01:14).

 
     

 

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Savanna Portage State Park


 

 

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