Fritillary Butterflies

A pair of fritillary butterflies have been enjoying the butterfly bush at the living room window. The first one has a slightly tattered wing:

Fritillary butterfly - dorsal
Fritillary butterfly - dorsal

The camera can’t do justice to the silver patches on the bottom of the rear wing. They’re not reflective like a sheet of silver, but they shine like metal in the light:

Fritillary butterfly - ventral
Fritillary butterfly - ventral

The second one has slightly different markings:

Fritillary Butterfly 2 - dorsal
Fritillary Butterfly 2 - dorsal

And from the bottom:

Fritillary Butterfly 2 - ventral
Fritillary Butterfly 2 - ventral

We think they’re Great Spangled Fritillaries. Silver Bordered should have a black dot in the middle of the under rear wing.

2 thoughts on “Fritillary Butterflies

    1. Those butterflies were surprisingly cooperative and very helpful about having their pictures taken!

      Thanks for the good words…

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