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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: Speyeria
Scudder, 1872

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Speyeria, commonly known as greater fritillaries, is the genus of butterflies in the family Nymphalidae commonly found in North America and Asia. Delimitation versus Argynnis is problematic, and the present genus is sometimes included therein.


Listed alphabetically.[1]


  1. ^ Speyeria, funet.fi

Further reading[edit]

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

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