Diana Butterflies

Diana Butterflies
One of the less commonly-encountered summertime butterflies of southwestern Virginia, shown here feeding on butterflyweed. The Diana tends to be very local and its geographic range has decreased in recent years. In Virginia, it is classified as "of Special Concern". The larvae of the Diana feed on violets.

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