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Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary on Purple Thistle
The Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It starts flying before dawn and returns to rest in mid-afternoon (Fullard & Napoleone 2001). It can be found in late June through August around black-eyed Susans, thistles, and other nectar producing flowers. Photo taken at the base of Wellsville Mountains near Cold Water July 24 2007.

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  1. June 26th, 2009 at 09:56 | #1

    Neato.

  2. Brian
    June 26th, 2009 at 12:21 | #2

    Very nice Dave.

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