Large brown and yellow moth (like colors of monarch butterfly) — wings are orange-brown near body with dark brown markings and mosly yellow near edges. The outer edges appear white. Near the edge is a row yellow circles outlined in brown. Next to the row of yellow circles are brown dots of varying sizes on the yellow. The underside also has lavender spots on the lower wings.
I believe your fritillary butterfly is the Great spangled fritillary.
They are found in open areas, moist fields, and prairies. Usually seen from June-September.
Adults feed on nectar of many flowers while the lavae feed on violets.