Diagnosis: This lesser fritillary has a bright orange upperside marked with black spots and bars. These markings are small and widely spaced towards the margin of the wings. The forewing tip is rounded. On the purplish-brown hindwing underside, there is a median band of irregular yellow spots. There is also an anvil-shaped white spot along the front edge of the hindwing underside. Wingspan: 34 to 44 mm
Range: This is a western North American species ranging from California into Canada. It is most numerous close to the U.S. border in southern British Columbia and southwestern Alberta. There is a single record from the mountains southwest of Haines Junction, Yukon.