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This is an image from last year of Great Spangled Fritillaries enjoying the Wild Bergamot flowers. Post-processing was with Topaz Studio and Photoshop Elements 15.


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Spotted this Fritillary on a hike through the Royal Botanical Garden Arboretum. I believe this be a Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele).

Two views of the same individual. I followed it along the trail and took shots as it chose various landing spots and opened and closed its wings before moving on again.


Elk Island National Park, Alberta.

From Bill and Kay Palmer's garden. June 12, 2020. Boone County, Missouri

Speyeria cybele at Fletcher Lake, Algonquin Highlands, Ontario


I'm sorting through old photos from a period (of years) when I wasn't processing or sharing them much. I'm deleting a lot but will post any of particular interest.

My third try for Moose. I didn't see anything at all. No Moose, no Grouse, nothing except these butterflies in large quantities.


Mon troisième essai pour l'orignal encore plus au nord. Je n'ai rien vu du tout. Ni orignaux, ni tétras, rien sauf ces papillons en grande quantité.


Réserve faunique des Laurentides, Quebec, Canada

Réalisé le 03 juillet à Villeroy, Québec.


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Taken on July, 3rd / 2020 in Villeroy, Quebec.

This was taken in the early part of the summer, but just getting around to posting now.

Just returned from a few days in the Catskill mountains of New York. The warm sunny days and cool nights were a pleasant summer break!

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My contribution for Wannabe Warmer Wednesday: An image from my Summer 2018 Archives.


In 2018 Spreading Dogbane, a wildflower, was in great abundance. As a butterfly and bee magnet, it was a great wildflower for me to look for. Then came the dry summer of 2019. Most of the Spreading Dogbane flowers didn't materialize and I could find no butterflies in those areas. Such is the fickle nature of Mother Earth.


It is currently -26C. I wannabe warmer! WWW!


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A somewhat worn, but still attractive, Great Spangled Fritillary nectars on Meadow Blazingstar, a favourite midsummer flower of many butterfly species.

The great spangled fritillary (Speyeria cybele) is a North American butterfly of the family Nymphalidae.


Picture captured at Patuxent Wildlife Refuge in Maryland.

Cold Creek Campground / Sierra County, California

Visiting buddleia flowers in my butterfly garden.

Rockwood, ON

Showing markings on topside of wings

Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele). Blue Heron Pond, Patuxent Research Refuge, Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Great Spangled Fritillary on Butterfly Weed

The Great-spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele) ranges across most of the U.S. and is the most common fritillary in the eastern U.S.

Things are getting very busy in the garden with so many varieties flying from plant to plant, many times will have 2 on one flower,

Great-spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)


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An image from this past summer. The b/g is a poplar tree and wild Red Clover. I saw this species of butterfly only twice this last summer.


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I will not be on Flickr quite as often for the next few weeks as I am trying to get a handle on Lightroom (easier said than done). I wish each of you happiness in your photographic endeavors. I'll catch up with you as best I can!


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Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele) and Botton Bush at Little Prairie Lake

LaGrange County, Indiana


A Great Spangled Fritillary taken in the Pigeon River Fish & Wildlife Area.

Speyeria cybele -- male


The Great Spangled Fritillary is a very close relative to the Regal and shares many of the same habits. It's been 4 years since I photographed one in my yard but I don't keep as close track of this species as the Regal so I don't remember if I've seen any in the intervening years.


Always nice to have one around even if it's chasing the Monarchs off the Milkweed flowers.

Ice Age Trail - Table Rock Segment, Dane County, Wisconsin.


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A Grand Spangled Fritillary, I think, who followed us around the gardens for almost half an hour. I marvel that they're still able to fly when their wings have become so tattered. But, like the bees, they're very focused and time is running short. Have a wonderful week, my friends. :)

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It was nice to see that these two weren't attacking one another! Sometimes these Great-Spangled Fritillaries can be pretty fiesty!


Image from Summer 2018 Archives: Great Spangled Fritillary - Speyeria cybele


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Great Spangled Fritillary on Lantana (and yes, it was *very* hot out!)

Feeding mostly on nectar from many species of flowers including milkweeds, thistles, ironweed, dogbane, mountain laurel, verbena, vetch, bergamot, red clover, joe-pye weed, and purple coneflower.

A spangled fritillary among thistles

(Speyeria cybele)

Good morning everyone and I hope you had a nice weekend. For Butterfly Monday I'm pleased to present a series of a Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele) nectaring on Field Thistle (Cirsium discolor). With Field Thistle now blooming, which is also known as Prairie Thistle, butterflies have been more concentrated on these nectar rich flowering least at Lacey Pond. Prior to, what butterflies there were, were scattered far and wide. Hence the reason for the title, plus the fact the way this species of butterfly circles around on top of the thistle when feeding reminds of dancing.


Kind of short series, of which I reposted the three photos in the above composite in the comment section and my stream for better viewing.


As always, don't forget to click on "view previous comments" if you don't see the additional photos in the comment section. Even better, scroll to them by clicking on the arrow thingy to the right of the above pic. And if you want to view any picture in the comment section large all you have to do is click on it where you'll also find some text describing this species of pretty butterfly.


Thank you for stopping by...and I hope you have a truly great last day of August, and week.




Photographed at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Holly Springs, Mississippi.


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