Butterfly sighting

Sep 11

Edgar Spalding

Location: Holy Wisdom Monastery prairie
Dane County

A pair of fritillaries were interacting around a clump of asters. I think they are Aphrodite, which is rare in this area, in my experience. Both individuals lacked the black spot on the upper forewing.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary