AdultThe Meadow Fritillary is very easily distinguished by the fact that the tip or apex of the forewing is squared off, not rounded as in all other lesser fritillaries.
Immature StagesScudder (1889a) first described the immatures in detail. They are like those of the Silver-bordered Fritillary, but have some purple coloration not found on the latter.
SubspeciesJenista's Meadow Fritillary, C.b. jenistorum [justified emendation] Stallings & Turner, 1947; TL: Rivercourse, AB (Kondla, 1996), is the prairie subspecies occurring in northeastern BC. The central BC populations are similar to the eastern boreal Canadian subspecies C.b. toddi (Holland, 1928) (TL: St. Margarets R., PQ).