Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1325831

Great Spangled Fritillary
Speyeria cybele

Observation date: July 19, 1981
Submitted by: James Steen
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: An old scanned photo I took in 1981. The area I collected this Speyeria cybele was just adjacent to an untouched prairie field, high off side of sandy road. All along the road bloomed Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa). Each milkweed plant had five+ Speyeria idalia each feeding on them. I only observed two S. cybele feeding with other butterflies. This specimen was brought back from the collection site to my residence.
Status: Resident
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: May 30, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Reno County, Kansas, United States