Subject: butterfly or moth
Location: south eastern CT
July 10, 2014 11:15 am
this photo was taken in July in SE CT. the butterfly or moth is on butterfly weed. Can you identify it?
This gorgeous butterfly is a Greater Fritillary in the genus Speyeria, and as you can see from BugGuide, there are many similar looking species. We suspect this is most likely a Great Spangled Fritillary, Speyeria cybele.
thank you so much. I was looking on a CT insects web site, but there are so many different, but similar pictures, I didn’t know where to start.