Butterfly: Northwestern Fritillary (Speyeria hesperis)

Northwestern Fritillary (Speyeria hesperis)
Location: Lookout Mountain, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA

This butterfly species can be found throughout most of western North America, according to the entry for S. hesperis on Butterflies and Moths of North America.  This individual was photographed just outside of Denver, Colorado.  The species belongs to the Nymphalidae family, the members of which are characterized by small forelegs.

1 comment:

Becky said...

I love Butterflies, and we do have these here, but so far I haven't seen any.