Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1197330

Anicia Checkerspot
Euphydryas anicia

Observation date: May 22, 2018
Submitted by: sgguthart
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I spotted this butterfly among native grasses, Dandelions and Wax Currants on the hillside above a small lake.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: December 31, 2018
Coordinator notes: This is the Variable Checkerspot but it is very dark and late May is kind of early for the species E. anicia in northern Colorado. Wasn't June 22 was it? That would be more likely a date when this species is normally on the wing. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Larimer County