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|Mormon Fritillaries are about an inch-and-a-half to two inches, which is one of Alaska's larger fritillaries (although it is considered small elsewhere in its range.) It lives along the western mountainous areas from southcentral Alaska, down the Rocky Mt. and Sierra Nevadas, to Arizona. Although they are known to live in mountains, the were seen on a baseball field in Anchorage, with a wooded area and a muddy pond nearby. They were very numerous in the area in mid- to late July, 2004. They were nectaring on clover, yarrow, mustards, and other flowers. They flew close to the ground and landed often. This species overwinters as caterpillars.|
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