Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1184421

Great Spangled Fritillary
Speyeria cybele

Observation date: September 01, 2018
Submitted by: eb50542
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Cloudy; 86 Degree F (feels like 94 Degrees); light winds out of the SSW at 2 - 3 knots. 1st sighting of species on July 27th (jpeg poor quality). Only visited remaining Cirsium arvense in the wildflower area. Do to the invasive nature of Canada Thistle, I've manually pulled most and only left a couple on the peripheral where I can pull prior to contributing to the seed bank.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Eric Wood
Verified date: December 16, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Iowa, Madison County