This Endangered began appearing below the ridge line. Strong hill-topper. All males seen this day.
Great Spangled Fritillary
on Spotted Joe-pye Weed (Eutrochium maculatum)
Cannon River Wilderness Area (east unit)
I'm not sure what type this is. Richard spotted it on the plant behind the bench. Found near the waterfall.
Speyeria, commonly known as greater fritillaries, is the genus of butterflies in the family Nymphalidae commonly found in North America and Asia. Delimitation versus Argynnis is problematic, and the present genus is sometimes included therein.