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Speyeria adiaste

Speyeria adiaste

Speyeria adiaste, the unsilvered fritillary or adiaste fritillary, is a species of butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in California north to San Mateo County and east to north Los Angeles County and Kern County.[2]

Speyeria adiaste
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Speyeria
S. adiaste
Binomial name
Speyeria adiaste
  • Argynnis adiante Boisduval, 1869
  • Argynnis adiaste Behr, 1862

The wingspan is 50–61 mm. Adults feed on flower nectar.

The larvae feed on Viola species, including Viola quercetorum.


  • Speyeria adiaste adiaste
  • Speyeria adiaste atossa
  • Speyeria adiaste clemencei


  1. "Speyeria Scudder, 1872" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. Butterflies and Moths of North America

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