Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1082896

Great Spangled Fritillary
Speyeria cybele

Observation date: May 30, 2016
Submitted by: anna_holmes
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Although we see many Gulf Fritillary butterflies (we grow the host plant), this is the first time we have seen this type of fritillary. Although I believe it is a male from the lighter spot on its wing, that appears absent in the female, this fritillary was quite large. We do have violets in one area of the yard under a tulip poplar tree.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: November 06, 2016
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Alabama, Madison County