Euphydryas editha, multiple broods?

Neil Jones Neil at
Sun Sep 28 16:05:00 EDT 1997

In message <9709221153.AA13858 at> andrea.knebel at writes:
> Hi everyone,
> I would like to know if Euphydryas editha has multiple broods in the  
> western part of the US.
> I tried to get info from Peterson-s field guide for ,western  
> butterflies, but it did not work out. Can anybody help me? 
> Thanks a lot,
> Cheers,
> Andrea 
> University Bielefeld
> Germany

The simplest answer is that, as far as I know, they do not have 2 broods.
There is howerver evidence from the 1950's of sightings of the most
southern, and probably most endangered, subspecies E. editha quino during 

I have a bibiliography of scientific papers on this subject on my web site


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