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Speyeria aphrodite There were several of these along the forest trail nectaring at thistles and other flowers. Aphrodite fritillary,Geotagged,Lepidoptera,Speyeria aphrodite,Summer,United States,butterfly,insect Click/tap to enlarge

Speyeria aphrodite

There were several of these along the forest trail nectaring at thistles and other flowers.

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The Aphrodite fritillary is a fritillary butterfly, from North America.

This orange coloured fritillary has rows of dark dots or chevrons at the wing edges and black or brown lines more proximally. The ventral sides of the wings are also orange with several rows of white dots. Its wingspan is between 51 and 73 mm. The results suggest that a major, climate-induced shift of North American butterflies, characterized by northward expansions of warm-adapted and retreat of cold-adapted.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Gary B
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Uploaded Aug 12, 2019. Captured Aug 8, 2019 12:18 in Rice Lake Rd, Tofte, MN 55615, USA.
  • SAMSUNG-SM-G930A
  • f/1.7
  • 1/314s
  • ISO50
  • 4.2mm