Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary
Photo Credit: Odonata98


  • Species Common Name Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Species Scientific Name Speyeria cybele


Special needs

Great spangled fritillaries feed strictly on violets (mostly on Viola glabella in western Oregon).

Limiting factors

A primary threat to these butterflies is loss of suitable habitat and associated host plants.

Conservation actions

Protect locations of preferred host plants. Manage meadows to reduce conifer encroachment. Maintain hydrology at known sites of occurrence.