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Subject: Butterfly ID
Location: Somerset County NJ
June 24, 2013 4:46 pm
This butterfly was seen in Somerset County NJ, @Sourland Mountain. June 23, 2013. Can you identify it?
Thanks,
Kathy and Andrew
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Male Diana Fritillary

Male Diana Fritillary

Dear Kathy and Andrew,
This gorgeous butterfly is a male Diana Fritillary, and it is obvious it has been attracted by the nectar available in milkweed.  The female Diana Fritillary looks like a completely different butterfly because of the extreme sexual dimorphism.

 

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Location: Somerset County, New Jersey

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