A Great Spangled Fritillary

One of our normally common large butterflies is the great spangled fritillary, Speyeria cybele.  This year they showed up later than normal, by about two weeks.  I had heard reports that they were numerous in southern Iowa, but had not seen any up here.  But on about the first of July I saw my first for the year, and they have been pretty common since then.

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Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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