Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1178550

Mormon Fritillary
Speyeria mormonia

Observation date: July 04, 2018
Submitted by: stevecary
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: a sunny morning in Chapman Campground. I think the two photos are of the same individual, first dorsal basking and nectaring, and then when I came around for a second lap it was breakfast for a crab spider. But it also could be a different individual.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: October 11, 2018
Coordinator notes: Certainly mormonia Steve. It has a tremendous flight in western Colorado this summer as did many of the frits (not nokomis). Mike
Checklist region(s): Pitkin County, United States, Colorado