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Greater fritillaries
Speyeria cybele Great Spangled Fritillary 8.9.2008.jpg
Speyeria cybele feeding on Asclepias tuberosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Genus: Argynnis
Subgenus: Speyeria
Scudder, 1872

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Speyeria, commonly known as greater fritillaries, is the subgenus of butterflies in the family Nymphalidae commonly found in North America and Asia. Recently this taxon was made a subgenus of Argynnis.[1]


Listed alphabetically.[2]


  1. ^ Butterfly Taxonomy, UK Butterflies
  2. ^ Speyeria, funet.fi

Further reading[edit]

  • Glassberg, Jeffrey (2001). Butterflies through Binoculars, The West.
  • Guppy, Crispin S. and Shepard, Jon H. (2001). Butterflies of British Columbia.
  • James, David G. and Nunnallee, David (2011). Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies.
  • Pelham, Jonathan (2008). Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada.
  • Pyle, Robert Michael (2002). The Butterflies of Cascadia.

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