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4 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

PapaJon, I suggest you submit a sighting to http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org if you would like a definitive ID on the third photo.

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 9 years ago

KarenL, now that I looked again, I think you are right...it's not a Gulf Fritillary, but I don't know if it is the great spangled fritillary either...it seems brighter orange. But I really can't say for sure.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Heather you are spot on with the first 2 but I think the third is a great spangled fritillary http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Spang...

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 9 years ago

It looks like you might have 3 different spottings. Each could be their own spotting.
The yellow and black one looks like a Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) female. The second looks like a Monarch http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarch_(bu...)
The 3rd one looks like http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/711... Gulf Fritillary.

PapaJonMoniz
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PapaJonMoniz

Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Aug 5, 2011
Submitted on Sep 5, 2011

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