Atlantis Fritillary Speyeria atlantis (W.H. Edwards, 1862)Threatened (MD)  -  S1 (Highly state rare)  -  Vulnerable  -  Garrett only    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Nymphalidae   >   Genus Speyeria   

Status:

The Atlantis Fritillary (Speyeria atlantis) is a widespread northern species, near the southern limit of its range at higher elevations of the Appalachians. Atlantis Fritillary is considered threatened in Maryland and has a state ranking of S1, meaning that there are fiver or fewer populations in the state. All populations of Atlantis Fritillary in Maryland are restricted to Garrett County.

Description:

Atlantis Fritillary is very similar to Aphrodite Fritillary. The best way to distinguish between the two species is by eye color. Atlantis Fritillary has blue-gray eyes and Aphrodite Fritillary has yellow-green eyes. Both Atlantis and Aphrodite Fritillary are much smaller than the larger Great Spangled Fritillary.

Relationships:

Host plants are species in the family Violaceae including Canada Violet.

There are 14 records in the project database.

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An Atlantis Fritillary in the Adirondacks, New York (6/23/2007). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

An Atlantis Fritillary in Podicherry NWR, New Hampshire (6/23/2006). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

An Atlantis Fritillary in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/17/2017). Verified by Nick Block. Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

An Atlantis Fritillary in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/4/2015). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

An Atlantis Fritillary in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/4/2015). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

Atlantis Fritillary in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/17/2017). (c) Jim, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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