Edge of the Prairiethe sand prairies and savannas of the Chicago region

    Lepidoptera, Speyeria a.
    Aphrodite Butterfly

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.

Aphrodite Butterfly on Cherry Tree leaf
Aphrodite Butterfly

Above is a the dorsal view of this colorful prairie butterfly.

    Links


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.

 

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