Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1174312

Mormon Fritillary
Speyeria mormonia

Observation date: July 25, 2018
Submitted by: CarlClark
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sunny day. On the American Lake Trail above Ashcroft, Colorad
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: August 13, 2018
Coordinator notes: Your suggested ID is correct, the Mormon Fritillary. Yes, this fritillary had an exceptional flight this year and was abundant in many locations in western Colorado. I was around Gothic in mid-July and there were literally hundreds there on the wing and at wet spots as in your photo where they were or could be found along roads and trails. Mike
Checklist region(s): Gunnison County, United States, Colorado