A Fritillary Butterfly visiting an Arrowleaf Ragwort

Fritillary Butterfly (Speyeria sp.
Location:  Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA 

 I am not certain of the species of this pretty insect, but I believe it is a kind of Fritillary butterfly, probably of the genus Speyeria.   Fritillaries belong to the Nymphalidae family.  The wildflower this individual is visiting is called Arrowleaf Ragwort (Senecio triangularis). which is abundant in the western United States.

1 comment:

Becky said...

Beautiful image Bobbie. We had a few of the Fritillary here this summer, but not as many as in past years.