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     Speyeria callippe
     Callippe Fritillary


Size: wingspread 1.9-2.5 in.
Recognition: Variable in appearance; coastal populations are pale orange to orange with dark black vein markings; outlined spots along edge are cone-shaped; underside has silvered spots.
Flight period: Adults active from April to September.
Hostplants: The larval hostplants are violets (Viola - Violaceae).
Habitat: This Fritillary can be found in lowland areas as well as higher elevation oak forests, hillsides and hilltops.
Distribution: The Callippe Fritillary is found from British Columbia south to southern California.

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