Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 686772

Great Spangled Fritillary
Speyeria cybele

Observation date: July 30, 2010
Submitted by: Blue Fox
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I only ever saw this species the one time, and never after that. It seemed to like the flowers of the thistle!
Status: Resident
Verified by: Norbert Kondla
Verified date: November 19, 2011
Coordinator notes: This is a female; very different in appearance from the male of this species. Many people think that this butterfly is a subspecies of S. cybele; while others think it is best treated as a distinct species; S. leto.
Checklist region(s): British Columbia, Canada