Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1123475

Anicia Checkerspot
Euphydryas anicia

Observation date: June 30, 2017
Submitted by: jetboulder@aol.com
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: These photos are all the same organism. First it was sitting on the trail, then it flew onto the flower.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: August 06, 2017
Coordinator notes: Your ID is correct. This is one of several differently recognized Variable Checkerspots found in Colorado. The common name for this one would be the "Eurytion Checkerspot" (U-rid-tee-on). Very pretty butterfly found typically only in South Park. Always helpful when you make a submission if you can give a more specific location rather than a general one. Mike
Checklist region(s): Park County, United States, Colorado