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Great Spangled Fritillary

Speyeria cybele


2 1/8 to 3" in wingspan


meadow, temperate forest


I spotted this in Short Hills. I was seeing a few of these flying around during my hike but they weren't landing for long. Finally I spotted at least half a dozen of them feeding on a small patch of milkweed. They were always feeding upside down. This is my first spotting of them.

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Hema Shah
Hema Shah 5 years ago


dandoucette 5 years ago

Thanks Carol and Cheryl, it was my first time seeing them too.

Cheryl Lee
Cheryl Lee 5 years ago


CarolSnowMilne 5 years ago

I saw these butterflies for the first time recently. They are really big and beautiful! Great series; so fantastic!!!

dandoucette 5 years ago

Thanks Noel. I was pretty pleased with this one too!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 5 years ago

Wow! Great spotting!

Lat: 43.08, Long: -79.28

Spotted on Jun 16, 2012
Submitted on Jun 28, 2012

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