Edwards’ Fritillary,  Speyeria edwardsii  <LEP105>


     Named after a great pioneer American lepidopterist, this is another large fritillary of the West.  Its larvae feed only on violets.  The adults shown are visiting purple horsemint.  The underside is mostly bluish green, studded with big, metallic silver orbs.  Toward its base, the forewing has a pretty pink flush.