Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1150045

Anicia Checkerspot
Euphydryas anicia

Observation date: July 19, 2017
Submitted by: wallap74
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Stony Pass, 12,500 ft.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: December 28, 2017
Coordinator notes: This is Bruce's Variable Checkerspot (Euphydryas anicia brucei) that occurs above timberline in Colorado. They begin to emerge at high altitude not long after the snow begins to recede and you can see from your photo, this one has been out for sometime past the middle of July. Mike
Checklist region(s): San Juan County, United States, Colorado