Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Regal Fritillary
Speyeria idalia

Observation date: June 17, 2018
Date notes: Warm upper 80s to lower 90s very sunny.
Submitted by: Stephen82
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in upper Lancaster county. Butterfly was seen at entrance to hiking trail near the visitors center. Surrounding grasslands appeared tall undisturbed with numerous common milkweed plants. Butterfly was landing on dog scat and taking some nectar from a few nearby white clovers. Most of the milkweeds were not blooming.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwright
Verified date: June 18, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.