Great Spangled Fritillary

Great-Spangled Fritillary
One of the more common summertime butterflies in southwestern Virginia, shown here feeding on milkweed. Fritillaries are very powerful fliers and are often seen in large numbers. The larvae of the Great-Spangled Fritillary feed on violets.

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March 11, 2008