Great Spangled Fritillary Speyeria cybele (Fabricius, 1775)  

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Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele) is a large and colorful butterfly species, generally distributed through most of Maryland. Common throughout most of the western shore. More common in the northern and western counties. Very local and uncommon on the upper Eastern Shore.

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Host plants include various species of violets including Common Blue Violet, Arrow-leaved Violet, Canada Violet, and Round-leaved Violet.

There are 328 records in the project database.

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A Great Spangled Fritillary in Charles Co., Maryland (8/22/2015). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Great Spangled Fritillary in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/30/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Great Spangled Fritillary in Howard Co., Maryland (8/26/2017). Photo by Kevin Heffernan. (MBP list)

A Great Spangled Fritillary in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/11/2012). Photo by John R. Whitaker. (MBP list)

A Great Spangled Fritillary in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/29/2017). Verified by John Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Max Wilson. (MBP list)

Great Spangled Fritillary in Howard Co., Maryland (6/30/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

A Great Spangled Fritillary found in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/20/2008). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Great Spangled Fritillary in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/30/2005). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Great Spangled Fritillary in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/11/2016). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

Great Spangled Fritillary in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/2/2006). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

Great Spangled Fritillary in Howard Co., Maryland (6/16/2013). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

A Great Spangled Fritillary larva in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/21/2017). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Great Spangled Fritillary caterpillar in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/19/2015). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

A Great Spangled Fritillary collected in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/18/2000). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)


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