Sighting for July 9, 2017

Chris Allgyer

My yard and garden in the town of Big Stone Gap.
Wise County, VA

Had two uncommon visitors today. A pair of Meadow Fritillaries spent some time on our oregano blooms. But my best sighting was a male Diana Fritillary - only the third time in nearly 40 years that I’ve seen a male Diana in our yard. I’ve only seen a female Diana once a few years ago.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Diana Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5

Diana Fritillary