Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1296765

Diana Fritillary
Speyeria diana

Observation date: June 23, 2021
Submitted by: alstewart
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Warm, sunny, winds out of the south, nectaring on echinacea and bee balm in my butterfly garden. There are 2 butterflies in the picture, you verified the orange one as Diana Fritillary, male. I was wondering is the orange/blue butterfly located in the front a female Diana Fritillary? I didn't think too much about her because I thought it was a Swallowtail or a Red-spotted purple butterfly. You can't tell in the photo but she looked like she had weathered a storm, her back end wings were very damaged.
Status: Resident
Verified by: CA Ivy
Verified date: June 25, 2021
Coordinator notes: female
Checklist region(s): United States, Oklahoma, Pittsburg County