More about this outstanding prairie species can be found on Butterfly Milkweed page. It uses both mesic and xeric prairie habitats. In this top photo it is resting on the foliage of a cherry tree.
Above is a the dorsal view of this colorful prairie butterfly.
Aphrodite Fritillary on Dogbane, Mohecan State Park, Ohio - from Photographs from Nature - Butterfly Gallery, photo by Jay Cossey.
Butterflies and Butterfly Gardening
in West Virginia - from the West Virginia University Extension Service.