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Butterflies in Love

The other day we came across these great spangled fritillaries, Speyeria cybele,  engaged in a little courtship behavior.  Both were doing a lot of shimmering and shaking while hanging upside down under a wild bergamot flower.  I believe the female is … Continue reading

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Great Spangled Fritillary

This is the upper side of a great spangled fritillary.  It seems a little more red in the photo than I remembered it as I photographed it. Great spangled fritillaries are large butterflies with relatively long life spans.  They live … Continue reading

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