Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1085048

Anicia Checkerspot
Euphydryas anicia

Observation date: May 18, 1998
Submitted by: mburnham
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: June 19, 2016
Coordinator notes: This is a checkerspot butterfly as identified (Euphydryas anicia). The subspecies is capella which occurs along the Front Range foothills in eastern Colorado most commonly from the Colorado Springs area northward. Your listed date is quite a bit early for this species. It usually does not fly until late June and into July in the noted area so I only question the accuracy of the date at the locality given. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Jefferson County