Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1213171

Anicia Checkerspot
Euphydryas anicia

Observation date: June 30, 2019
Submitted by: edz111
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Seems to have both butterfly- and moth-like characteristics. Wingspan is about 4-5cm. The insect stayed on the ground for about a minute and let me approach to photograph, then flew away a few seconds later.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: July 25, 2019
Coordinator notes: This is a male Capella [Variable] Checkerspot butterfly not the Nais Metalmark; although the colors are similar, Nais is a much smaller butterfly but does occur in the area of your sighting. You could easily recognize Nais by the small size and the fact it has neat GREEN eyes. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Boulder County