Sunday, August 4, 2013

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary
The silver-bordered fritillary is medium sized brushfoot butterfly that is found in the northern United States and Canada. It is usually found around wetlands, such as wet meadows, swamps and bogs. I photographed this one at the Big Bog State Recreational Area last summer.
Silver-bordered Fritillary
 This species over winters as a caterpillar so there are typically two broods per year. The first brood begins to emerge around mid may and the second begins around July. The larval host plants are members of the violet family, which you can see the butterfly above is perched on. The species gets its name from the large silver-white triangles that border the under side of both fore and rear wings.



12 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Such a beauty!

Susie Clevenger said...

Wow! Beautiful shots!

KaHolly said...

Exquisite images.

rachel27b said...

I love butterflies! These are lovely photos.

Edna B said...

Your butterflies are beautiful. I have enjoyed looking at your bird photos too. Fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing.

Randi said...

Beautiful captures of the Fritillary! I haven´t seen any butterflies in my garden this summer...so sad!

Randi said...

Beautiful captures of the Fritillary! I haven´t seen any butterflies in my garden this summer...so sad!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Gorgeous!

raf said...

Wonderful post with great images and commentary!

Margaret Adamson said...

Brilliant.

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!

lorik said...

Beautiful mass of colour and pattern!
Thank you for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday. Sorry I am so late...no internet connection all week :(