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Taken yesterday on a late monarda (Bee Balm) and a late thistle; yesterday was sunny and warm:

 

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As rare as the endangered Diana Fritillary (previous Post) is, the Spangled Fritillary is common and widespread. The Gulf Fritillary is fairly common here in the mountains. For example, I see the Spangled Fritillaries many times each day (May through October) and I have seen the Gulf Fritillary 2 dozen times this spring and summer. The Gulf Fritillary uses the native Passion Flower Vine as its host plant and these flowers are very common here in Newton County, Arkansas.

 

Spangled Fritillary

Spangled Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

native Passion Flower (HOST) for Gulf Fritillary

native Passion Flower (HOST) for Gulf Fritillary

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