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Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)The Great Spangled Fritillary can be found in open fields and meadows, and along roadsides, and prefers moist areas on rich soil.  A favorite foodplant is for the caterpillars is violets.  Females are significantly larger and darker than their male counterparts (Glassberg 50).

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Photographs by Valerie Lykes and Janine Ngai