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Great Spangled Fritillary

Our butterfly numbers have been low so far this spring.


Then, this morning, I found a great-spangled fritillary perched in my butterfly garden .


It didn’t mind my attention at all, and posed in poses I could use.


Great spangled fritillary (Speyeria cybele cybele) is a common butterfly in southern Illinois from mid-May through early October. Their wingspan of 2.6 to 3.5 inches makes them easy to spot.