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Great spangled fritillary (female)
Speyeria cybele

Great spangled fritillary (female)
Great spangled fritillary (female)
Great spangled fritillary (female)

Type of Insect: butterfly
Size: large
Overall Color: brownish and off-white
Larval Foods: violets
Adult Foods:
Larval Type: caterpillar
status: uncommon
Description: an active butterfly that tends to spend a lot of time hidden deep in shrubs, brownish with white markings

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Hexapoda (Insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (butterflies,moths)
Family: 04 Nymphalidae (brushfoots)
SubFamily: 01 Heliconiinae (fritillaries and longwings)
Genus: Speyeria
Species: cybele

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