Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary
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The Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele) is one member of over 6000 species divided into twelve families of Fritillary butterflies. The Great Fritillary is common over most of North America and can be found in a variety of habitats including fields, valleys, pastures, meadows, open woodland, prairies and even city gardens.
Males patrol open areas looking for females. After mating the females lay up to 2000 eggs on or near Violets and violet species, in late summer. When the…

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