Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1210083

Arachne Checkerspot
Poladryas arachne

Observation date: June 12, 2019
Submitted by: MaryAnn Friedman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Butterfly was clinging to grass on a slope adjacent to a field above creek.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: July 24, 2019
Coordinator notes: Your identification is correct. Another good common name for the "Arachne Checkerspot" is "Beardtongue Checkerspot." It feeds only on Penstemon (aka as Beardtongue). Nice photos. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Douglas County