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Great Spangled Frittilary

Speyeria cybele


A large butterfly, with a wing span ranging from 2 1/2 - 4 inches in size. The upperside of the male is tan to orange with black scales on the forewings. Females are tawny and are darker than the males. Underside of hindwings have wide pale submarginal bands and large silver spots.


Open, moist places including fields, valleys, and open woodlands. This is the most common fritillary throughout most of the eastern United States. I spotted this butterfly in a meadow at Boyd Audubon.


Thanks for the ID Amy


Christine Y.
Christine Y. 5 years ago

Thanks Amy!

Amy Welte
Amy Welte 5 years ago

@Christine Y.
I would say, yes! :)

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 5 years ago

I think this is a Great Spangled Fritillary. Can anyone confirm?

Christine Y.
Spotted by
Christine Y.

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Jul 12, 2015
Submitted on May 4, 2016

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