Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1188801

Mormon Fritillary
Speyeria mormonia

Observation date: July 30, 2018
Submitted by: Tim Shortell
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: December 02, 2018
Coordinator notes: This is an aberration. I'm somewhat guessing at the correct species but since the Mormon Fritillary was so common this year in the area of your sighting I'm fairly confident it is also this species. These types of oddities are relatively rare. Some collectors will pay handsomely for such types of weird butterflies since they are scarely ever seen. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Gunnison County