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Is This a Great-Spangled Fritillary?

Posted by sharingsunshine zone7/VA (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 13, 13 at 21:57

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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RE: Is This a Great-Spangled Fritillary?

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.

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