AKA Western Meadow Fritillary
Size: Up to 1.75 inch wingspan
Key ID features: Above orange with thin black veins, black scaling near the body, black irregular lines inwardly, and bands of black spots and submarginal chevrons that point toward wing edge. Below HW has cream and orange patches edged in dark brown-orange on inner half, outer half is vague pattern of mauve, lavender, and brownish spots.
Similar species: Silver-Bordered has very limited range, bolder black marginal pattern above with submarginal triangles pointing inward, bolder pattern on HW below.
Host plant: Violets (Viola).
Habitat: Meadows and lush open habitats, forest clearings, riparian areas.
Range: Found throughout western Oregon, in Klamath Mtns, Warner Mtns, Wallowa Mtns and Blue Mtns.
Season: Late March to L September.
Conservation Status: Secure.