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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Aphrodite Fritillary

 
While I was taking pictures of the mullein yesterday, I got another nice surprise. I know enough about butterflies to tell this was a Fritillary, but I had to look up which kind. It's an Aphrodite! Speyeria aphrodite

Here are the wings opened.

Aphrodite fritillary

The underwings are really pretty.

Aphrodite fritillary

That milkweed was providing lunch for more than just the fritillary. More tomorrow!

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4 comments:

Catherine said...

What a beautiful butterfly. Blessings, Catherine

Ann said...

It's a very pretty butterfly.

vanilla said...

Very nice, indeed. Wonderful photography.

Secondary Roads said...

What a lovely visitor!

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