Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1165265

Regal Fritillary
Speyeria idalia

Observation date: June 24, 2018
Submitted by: ursgeiser
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Several observed in this known location, a well-known prairie restoration site. Photographs of only one individual were obtained. Individuals were often hidden in the tall prairie vegetation. When approached they flushed and moved rapid away. I also observed some chases involving two or more individuals. Sunny, temperatures around 80 deg F.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: June 26, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Lee County, United States, Illinois