Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1189228

Anicia Checkerspot
Euphydryas anicia

Observation date: June 23, 2012
Submitted by: fragglecat
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: On the ascent of Mt Bierstadt, not at the peak
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: December 12, 2018
Coordinator notes: The checkerspot you photographed is the high altitude subspecies of the Variable Checkerspot (Euphydryas anicia brucei). Edith's Checkerspot is found a lower altitude and mostly in western Colorado, being found in eastern Colorado only in northern Larimer County. Sorry it took me so long to get to your sighting and confirm. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Clear Creek County