Great Spangled Fritillary. I LOVE the colors and pattern of these wings – they’re subtle and eye catching at the same time! Their host plant is violets. It pleased me to paint that pretty purple with the copper/golden wings – such a dainty combination ; )
I have violets growing in every corner of my gardens – I just let them ramble like weeds in between everything else…but, I haven’t noticed any fritillaries in my yard yet! I’ll be keeping a close eye out for them next summer ; )
Now, what next? Do you have a butterfly you’d like to see?