Speyeria egleis facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsGreat Basin fritillary
Speyeria egleis, commonly known as the Great Basin fritillary or egleis fritillary, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in North America, where it has been recorded from North Dakota southwest through Oregon to California and south to Colorado. The habitat consists of mountain meadows, forest openings and exposed rocky ridges.
The wingspan is 45-60 mm. The wings are bright to dull orange brown with dark markings. Adults are on wing from late June to August.
- S. e. egleis
- S. e. albrighti (Gunder, 1932) (Montana)
- S. e. linda (dos Passos & Grey, 1942) (Idaho)
- S. e. macdunnoughi (Gunder, 1932) (Montana)
- S. e. mattooni J. Emmel & T. Emmel, 1998 (California)
- S. e. moecki Hammond & Dornfeld, 1983 (Oregon)
- S. e. oweni (Edwards, 1892) (California)
- S. e. reidi Austin, 1998 (Nevada)
- S. e. secreta dos Passos & Grey, 1945 (Colorado)
- S. e. tehachapina (Comstock, 1920) (California)
- S. e. toiyabe Howe, 1975 (Nevada)
- S. e. utahensis (Skinner, 1919) (Utah)
- S. e. yolaboli J. Emmel & T. Emmel, 1998 (California)
S. e. atossa and S. e. clemencei are now treated as subspecies of Speyeria adiaste.
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