List of fritillaries (butterflies)

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This is a list of butterfly species in diverse genera with the common name fritillary. The term refers to the chequered markings on the wings, usually black on orange, and derives from the Latin fritillus (meaning dice-box - or, according to some sources, a chequerboard: the fritillary flower, with its chequered markings, has the same derivation).[1] Most fritillaries belong to the family Nymphalidae.

Common name Latin name Distribution Image
Adiaste fritillary Speyeria adiaste North America Unsilvered fritillary butterfly.jpg
Aetherie fritillary Melitaea aetherie Africa Melitaeaaetherea.jpg
African leopard fritillary Phalanta eurytis Africa
Alberta fritillary Boloria alberta North America
Aphrodite fritillary Speyeria aphrodite North America Birds Illustrated Butterflies Arginnis Alcestis.jpg
Assmann's fritillary Melitaea britomartis Europe, Asia Mellictabritomartis.jpg
Astarte fritillary Boloria astarte North America
Atlantis fritillary Speyeria atlantis North America Atlantis Fritillary, top view.jpg
Balkan fritillary Boloria graeca Europe Boloria graeca MHNT CUT 2013 3 22 N.D. de la Salette Dos.jpg
Baluchi fritillary Melitaea robertsi Asia MelitaeaRobertsi 379 2.jpg
Beringian fritillary Boloria natazhati North America
Blackvein fritillary Melitaea arcesia Asia Melitaea arcesia chuana - Seitz.png
Bog fritillary Boloria eunomia North America Boloria.eunomia.1.jpg
Callippe fritillary Speyeria callippe North America Speyeria callippe callippe.jpg
Caribbean false fritillary Anetia pantheratus Caribbean
Cranberry fritillary Boloria aquilonaris Europe Boloria.aquilonaris.1.jpg
Cryptic fritillary Boloria natazhati North America
Dark green fritillary Argynnis aglaja Europe, Asia Nymphalidae - Argynnis aglaja.JPG
Desert fritillary Melitaea deserticola Africa, Asia Butterlove ST 10.jpg
Diana fritillary Speyeria diana North America Male Diana Fritillary Megan McCarty27.jpg
Dingy fritillary Boloria improba Europe, North America Boloria improba - Nature Conservation-001-073-g027.jpg
Duke of Burgundy fritillary Hamearis lucina Europe Lycaenidae - Riodininae - Hamearis lucina-1.JPG
Edwards' fritillary Speyeria edwardsii North America Speyeria edwardsii.jpg
Egleis fritillary Speyeria egleis North America Fritillary great basin 01.JPG
European meadow fritillary Melitaea parthenoides Europe Melitaea parthenoides anvers.jpg
False fritillary Pseudargynnis Africa SeitzFaunaAfricanaXIIITaf46.jpg
False heath fritillary Melitaea diamina Europe Melitaea diamina Julian Alps Slovenia 2.jpg
Forest leopard fritillary Phalanta eurytis Africa
Freija fritillary Boloria freija Europe, North America Nacré de l'orcette MHNT.jpg
Freyer's fritillary Melitaea arduinna Europe, Asia Melitaea arduinna.jpg
Frigga fritillary Boloria frigga Europe/North America/Asia Boloriafrigga.JPG
Glanville fritillary Melitaea cinxia Europe/North America/Asia MelitaeaCinxia.jpg
Great Basin fritillary Speyeria egleis North America Fritillary great basin 01.JPG
Great spangled fritillary Speyeria cybele North America Speyeria cybele Great Spangled Fritillary 8.9.2008.jpg
Grisons fritillary Melitaea varia Europe Mellicta varia-dessous.jpg
Gulf fritillary Agraulis vanillae South America Agraulis vanillae butterfly from above.JPG
Heath fritillary Melitaea athalia Europe, Asia Ratamoverkkoperhonen.jpg
High brown fritillary Fabriciana adippe Europe, Asia Argynnis adippe - Feuriger Perlmutterfalter 04 (HS).JPG
Hydaspe fritillary Speyeria hydaspe North America Speyeria hydaspe 19813.JPG
Indian fritillary Argynnis hyperbius Asia Indian fritillary.JPG
Knapweed fritillary Melitaea phoebe Europe/Asia/North America Butterfly Knapweed Fritillary - Melitaea phoebe.jpg
Lesser false fritillary Anetia briarea Caribbean
Lesser marbled fritillary Brenthis ino Asia, Europe Brenthis ino 3.jpg
Lesser spotted fritillary Melitaea trivia Europe/Asia/ North America Melitaea trivia syriaca 1.jpg
Little fritillary Melitaea asteria Europe
Marbled fritillary Brenthis daphne Europe, Asia Brenthis daphne.jpg
Marsh fritillary Euphydryas aurinia Europe, Asia Euphydryas aurinia.jpg
Meadow fritillary Boloria bellona North America Meadow Fritillary, Megan McCarty49.jpg
Meadow fritillary Melitaea parthenoides Europe Melitaea parthenoides anvers.jpg
Mexican fritillary Euptoieta hegesia America Mexican Fritillary (Euptoieta hegesia) dorsal.jpg
Mountain fritillary Boloria napaea Europe/North America/Asia Boloria napaea MHNT CUT 2013 3 23 Étang de Laurenti Dorsal.jpg
Nickerl's fritillary Melitaea aurelia Europe Melitaea aurelia - Ehrenpreis-Scheckenfalter.jpg
Niobe fritillary Argynnis niobe Europe, Asia Argynnis niobe -02 (xndr).jpg
Northwestern fritillary Speyeria hesperis North America
Pacific fritillary Boloria epithore North America Boloria epithore 6114.JPG
Pallas' fritillary Argynnis laodice Europe, Asia Pallas Fritillary, Hungary (3306494579).jpg
Pearl-bordered fritillary Boloria euphrosyne Europe, Asia Boloria euphrosyne (5696954831).jpg
Pleistocene fritillary Boloria natazhati North America
Polaris fritillary Boloria polaris Europe, America
Provençal fritillary Melitaea deione Europe, Africa Melitaea deione.jpg
Purplish fritillary Boloria chariclea Europe, North America Boloria chariclea 8585.JPG
Queen of Spain fritillary Issoria lathonia Europe Issoria lathonia kz1.jpg
Red-band fritillary Melitaea didyma Europe/Asia/Africa Spotted Fritillary - Side 1.jpg
Regal fritillary Speyeria idalia North America Regal Fritillary Female.jpg
Scarce fritillary Euphydryas maturna Europe Maivogel oben.jpg
Shepherd's fritillary Boloria pales Europe, Asia Boloria pales1.jpg
Silver-washed fritillary Argynnis paphia Europe/Africa/Asia Silver-washed fritillary (Argynnis paphia) male.jpg
Small pearl-bordered fritillary Boloria selene Europe/Asia/North America Boloria2.JPG
Spotted fritillary Melitaea didyma Europe/Africa/Asia Spotted Fritillary - Side 1.jpg
Thor's fritillary Boloria thore Europe, Asia Boloria thore.jpg
Titania's fritillary Boloria titania Europe, Asia 2007 08 Nacré porphyrin.jpg
Twin-spot fritillary Brenthis hecate Europe, Asia Nymphalidae - Brenthis hecate-001.JPG
Uncompahgre fritillary Boloria acrocnema North America
Unsilvered fritillary Speyeria adiaste North America Unsilvered fritillary butterfly.jpg
Weaver's fritillary Boloria dia Europe Unsilvered fritillary butterfly.jpg
Zerene fritillary Speyeria zerene North America Speyeria zerene 16835.JPG


  1. ^ Shorter Oxford English dictionary. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. 2007. p. 3804. ISBN 0199206872.