Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1175631

Mead's Sulphur
Colias meadii

Observation date: July 17, 2018
Submitted by: Lisahug
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: warm, sunny morning, appeared very bright orange in flight.
Status: Resident
Verified by: A_baldini
Verified date: August 10, 2018
Coordinator notes: Correct identification, a male Mead's Sulphur. This is the most frequently occurring sulphur above treeline in the mountains of Colorado, though all Colias sp. sulphurs can be seen in the alpine at least sometimes.
Checklist region(s): Summit County, United States, Colorado