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  Sighting 1191223

Silvery Checkerspot
Chlosyne nycteis

Observation date: July 23, 2018
Submitted by: WINGSaloftinKS
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Saw several of these on the yellow daisies at the park in the butterfly beds. These yellow daisies were planted among some purple potato vine. Some were smaller than others. They stayed pretty much in the same place over the centers of the flowers for a minute or two, only rotating a little bit. Weather: 81 degrees, 40% humidity approx. Size: Both approx. 2-2.25" wingspan (Enclosing photos of two of them I saw/photographed; one had some white marking---like the color was scraped off?---at the bottom of its right hind wing; the daisy it was on was directly between the purple potato vine leaves.)
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: October 09, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Douglas County, United States, Kansas