Is This a Great-Spangled Fritillary?

sharingsunshine(zone7/VA)June 13, 2013

The more I compare fritillary images with those online the more confused I am. I decided on Great-Spangled but would like a confirmation before using it in a blog post.

Thank you so much!

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Could be, if it seemed to be the largest of local fritillaries; it does have the markings of the GSF.

Atlantis fritillary is ruled out.

These are better identified by the underside view.

It would be accurate to say it is a silvered or a greater fritillary if the exact species is not known. Silvered might confuse blog readers since only the topside is visible.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2013 at 11:03PM
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