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Edwards' Fritillary
Speyeria edwardsii

Observation date: June 19, 2017
Submitted by: joshuagsmith
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Observed resting in a weedy ditch bordering a small lake. Probably Speyeria. Perhaps Northwestern Fritillary?
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: July 27, 2017
Coordinator notes: The nearly solid black borders on the edge of the wings is a key character to in identifying Edwards' Fritillary, primarily a prairie and foothill butterfly in Colorado. This one is a nice female. The only other prairie/low altitude fritillary in Colorado is the Regal and they are not often seen (but it is found in Larimer County in Lorie State Park - wet areas - they would be getting worn now). Mike
Checklist region(s): Larimer County, United States, Colorado