Comstock's Fritillary lives on the native Voliets.
The native violets are being replaced by weedy grasses. As climate
change occurs this sitituation is spreading, reducing further the range
of this beautiful butterfly and it's larval food source, Viola
pedunculata and other native voilets
Comstock's Fritillary lives between the Los Angeles
basin, the channel islands and the Bay Area. Comstock's has largely
dissappeared from the LA basin though as the weeds spread the fires,
and fires spread the weeds.