Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1188798

Mormon Fritillary
Speyeria mormonia

Observation date: August 04, 2018
Submitted by: Tim Shortell
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I spotted this pair in a meadow at 9,500 ft. The apparent sexual dimorphism is interesting.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: December 02, 2018
Coordinator notes: Mormon Fritillary - mating pair. The dimorphism is mild between sexes. This frit had an exceptional flight in western Colorado this year in the 9000 to 10,000 ft. zone. Any chance this was around Crested Butte.....or maybe Taylor Park area? Always best to also include a more precise locality. Nice photos. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Gunnison County