I had a Great Spangled Fritillary laying eggs near our violets. Since I let areas of our yard go wild, I have had many different types of violets fill in which has brought in other fritillaries as well. This one is as big as a monarch. These caterpillars will over winter and then in the spring complete their life cycle. Guess, I

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Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.