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Great Spangled Fritillary
A Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cycbele krautwurmi), photographed on Mt. Arvon, July 2005.

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KlenkeNot a Speckled Wood

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This is not a speckled wood. I was thinking it looked more like the familiar crescent. Not sure which particular species of crescent, though.
Posted Oct 26, 2006 6:42 pm

AlpinistRe: Not a Speckled Wood

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Thanks for the correction. I've not found anything that looks just like it on the web. There is a wide variety in patterns in the various Crescent subspecies, but that looks the closest to it that I've seen so far.
Posted Oct 26, 2006 7:08 pm

AlpinistRe: Not a Speckled Wood

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After doing some further research, it appears to be in the Fritillary family. I think it is the female Great Basin Fritillary.
Posted Oct 26, 2006 7:40 pm

KlenkeA Great Basin Fritillary

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Indeed, I think you've got it. Nice sleuthing. I note your link says "no record" for outside of the blue area. Well, your picture is the new record. You might consider contacting them about your range expansion discovery.
Posted Oct 26, 2006 9:52 pm

AlpinistRe: A Great Basin Fritillary

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Thanks, that's a great idea. I sent them an email. I'll post a reply when I hear from back them.
Posted Oct 27, 2006 12:56 am

AlpinistRe: A Great Basin Fritillary

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The experts tell me that this butterfly is a Great Spangled Fritillary, and this is within its normal range. Looks right to me now that I've seen the photo.
Posted Oct 30, 2006 3:36 am

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AlpinistSubmitted by Alpinist
on Oct 26, 2006 5:45 pm

Image ID: 238657
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Object Title: Great Spangled Fritillary

Image Type(s): Wildlife, Flora