The Aphrodite Fritillary is similar in appearnce to the Great Spangled Fritillary and it takes careful observation to distinguish the two species. From the side the Great Spangled Fritillary has a broad cream-colored band near the margin of the wing. This is small or lacking in the Aphrodite Fritillary. From a dorsal view they are much harder to distinguish but the Aphrodite Fritillary has a distinguishing black spot near the base of the forewing. Both species can be seen visiting common garden flowers for nectar, however the Aphrodite Fritillary tends to be more commonly encountered when gardens are near forest edges. At the BFEC purple coneflower, ironweed, and butterfly weed are commonly visited by this species.