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Greater Fritillary x - Speyeria cybele - male

Greater Fritillary x - Speyeria cybele - Male
in the Big Bog, 10 mi NW of Waskish, Beltrami County, Minnesota, USA
July 9, 2012
Size: the size of an Atlantis F
Below hind wing looks like Kaufman's western Aphrodite fritillary, but not the eye color.

This is a male Great Spangled Fritillary
It is almost far enough west to be part of the subspecies pseudocarpenteri, but I don't think that subspecies is in Minnesota.

The eyes on S. aphrodite are very similar in color to this. Most North American Speyeria species have distinctly gray eyes, but in the east most (except for S. atlantis) actually have brownish eyes [yes - I'm calling Minnesota "east"].

The underside of the hind wings of S. aphrodite have several differences, but most noticeable is a much narrower (sometimes missing) pale band curving around the outer margin.

Both S. aphrodite and cybele have brownish eyes.

Moved from Heliconians and Fritillaries.

Moved for Expert ID
Moved from ID Request.

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