Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1331664

Diana Fritillary
Speyeria diana

Observation date: July 07, 2022
Submitted by: MichLmVA
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sighted on one of our Black Knight Butterfly Bushes just before a rain shower in Rockbridge County outside of Lexington, VA. Very windy, humid, and temperatures around 91 degrees. This is the first Diana Fritillary I've seen in my 60 years. I was shocked. This year we've hardly had any butterflies and it's been truly alarming.
Status: Resident
Verified by: drerbium
Verified date: August 07, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Virginia, Rockbridge County