Great Spangled Fritillary (LEP103) Speyeria cybele


     The upperside of the male and underside of the female are shown in the drawing..  Both are nectaring on scarlet cardinal flower.  The male is brilliant golden-orange, with a intricate pattern of black spots.  The female=s hindwing is rich reddish-brown with a yellow outer band, the Aspangles@ being the silvered spots scattered across the wing and running around its rim.  A common species in the East and a favorite with butterfly gardeners.