Great Spangled Fritillary
The first two photos in this gallery show a Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly (Speyeria cybele) nectaring on Large-flower Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora).
This butterfly was spotted in a small meadow near a vernal pool in the forest at Huntley Meadows Park.
The wings of Great Spangled Fritillary are equally beautiful in either ventral view (shown above) or dorsal view (shown below).
Editor’s Note: Thanks to Matt Ryan, Naturalist at Huntley Meadows Park, for identifying the yellow flowering plant shown in this gallery.
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