Fritillary

The Fritillary butterfly is a distant cousin of the Monarch butterfly.

Its name comes from the Latin word “fritillus” which means chessboard.

Frankly, I don’t see how anyone would think this butterfly looks like a chessboard.

Perhaps those who name butterflies have a bigger sense of imagination than I do. 

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