More color therapy

Several Great Spangled Fritillary butterflies (Speyeria cybele) were spotted at Huntley Meadows Park during photowalks in late-summer and early-fall 2014. The following photographs are shown in reverse chronological order.

Feeding on (a.k.a., nectaring) ironweed (Vernonia sp.) …

Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly (feeding on Ironweed)

12 September 2014

Feeding on climbing hempvine (Mikania scandens) …

Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly (feeding on climbing hempvine)

04 September 2014

Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly (feeding on climbing hempvine)

04 September 2014

Perching on a man-made brush shelter located near the berm that retains water in the 50-acre central wetland area

Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly (Speyeria cybele)

08 August 2014

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Matt Ryan, naturalist at Huntley Meadows Park, for help in identifying the climbing hempvine plant shown in the photos from 04 September 2014.

Copyright © 2015 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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2 Responses to “More color therapy”

  1. Marie Keates Says:

    Lovely. I’m looking forward to spring when the butterflies come back.

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