Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)

August 28th, 2014. An individual Great Spangled Fritillary was feeding at the Giant Ironweed flowers. These fritillaries are very large compared with the Variegated and Gulf fritillaries that we see at home in Walton County, Georgia.

The gray spots on the underside of the wing are actually silver spots.

The following images that were taken in Fannin County, Georgia, in October 2012 and show the upper side of the wings fully extended as well as the pattern on the underside of the wing.

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