Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1169911

Queen Alexandra's Sulphur
Colias alexandra

Observation date: July 14, 2018
Submitted by: Jon Kindschy
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: A_baldini
Verified date: August 11, 2018
Coordinator notes: Correct, a sulphur; specifically, a male Queen Alexandra's Sulphur. The similar Scudder's Sulphur has wider black wing borders, pink fringing around the wings and the spot in the middle of the ventral hindwing, is smaller on average, and is usually found in different habitats (riparian areas near thickets of willow shrubs).
Checklist region(s): Gunnison County, United States, Colorado