Observation notes: small for Speyeria genus, < 3 cm wingspan, but thats the best I could come up with. I saw this same species, earlier that day, within 100 m, on blooms of Viola lobata, and violas are host plants for various Fritillaries. . . . if my suggested ID is close to actual. Photo here taken within 5 meter of active creek, at a wet trail spot, where 3 Spring Azure, were also fluttering around and chasing off this individual from the small rock perch they squabbled over.
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: May 05, 2018
Coordinator notes: Later in the season, it may be difficult to ID, as Phyciodes pallidus may occur in the same area, but is larger in size. This is not a fritillary. Too small and too early in the season-Ken Davenport