The Many Shades of the Spangled Fritillary

The silvery spots (or “spangles”) of the Great Spangled Fritillary are just like shiny little mirrors. With the right angle, they will reflect the colors around them. These pictures are all of the same butterfly as he sampled the many flavors of zinnia in our garden.

Great Spangled Fritillary, Natural Light, 2020-08-09
Great Spangled Fritillary, Yellow Reflection, 2020-08-09
Great Spangled Fritillary, Pink Reflection, 2020-08-09
Great Spangled Fritillary, Orange Reflection, 2020-08-09

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