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Aphrodite Fritillary

Speyeria aphrodite

Description:

Appearance differs geographically. A red/orange brown with black spots and a narrow or missing submarginal band on the hind-wing. (Noticeably narrower that the band on the Great Spangled Fritillary). Wingspan of 2 1/2 - 3 1/4 inches (6.3 - 8.3 cm) Butterflies eat nectar from flowers.

Habitat:

This butterfly typically lives in moist prairies, high mountain meadows, openings in barrens, brushland, dry fields, open oak woods and bogs.

Notes:

This butterfly was very bold and even let me hold it on my finger for a bit. It wasn't too concerned that I was there taking pictures. There were actually two of them flying around, at times fighting over the same thistle flower.

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eelhsamarie
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eelhsamarie

Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Aug 27, 2013
Submitted on Aug 27, 2013

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