This sweet little butterfly was fluttering
around the property with it's companion.
I felt lucky that it decided to land for a few minutes
and that my camera was handy.
I've seen them before, but they don't usually
stop long enough for me to grab the camera!
This is one of the fastest flying of the lesser fritillaries,
but it regularly visits flowers, such as asters and daisies.
It's host plants are violets.
Measuring approximately 1 3/8 - 2 1/8 inches,
the Silver-bordered Fritillary is the most common
and widespread lesser Boloria in the Maritimes
and is found in a variety of wet habitats
- lucky me with over 2 acres of wet meadow!
The underside is distinct with bright,
metallic silver spots on an orange-brown base.
They have two overlapping broods
from mid-May to mid-September,
so perhaps they'll grace me with their appearance
a few more times!