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  Sighting 1177019

Northwestern Fritillary
Speyeria hesperis

Observation date: August 04, 2018
Submitted by: Mapwing
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Observed feeding on various flowers in shady part of a brushy meadow near a riparian area at about 9,500 ft. in the West Elk Wilderness. Weather was sunny with scattered clouds, temp was about 78 F.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: October 11, 2018
Coordinator notes: The eyes look brown but the marking and color on the wings certainly identify this as hesperis, not the Aphrodite. Mike
Checklist region(s): Gunnison County, United States, Colorado