Diana Fritillary (Speyeria diana)
One of our most spectacular butterflies, this large frit is uncommon and declining, but not too hard to find in the mountains. One of our coolest butterflies - you'll never get tired of looking at them.
Worn male with Great Spangled on left and Aphrodite on right. Carroll Co., VA 6/30/02.
Female, Mitchell Co., NC 7/5/02.