Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1219444

Anicia Checkerspot
Euphydryas anicia

Observation date: July 09, 2019
Submitted by: pnesterenko
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Observed on Yellow Stonecrop
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: October 04, 2019
Coordinator notes: Your suggested ID is correct.....(subspecies is capella). The two species E. anicia and E. chalcedona (and others) together usually comprise what is commonly referred to as the "Variable Checkerspot." All of these form be a fairly confusing group of butterflies. They are not as confusing in Colorado as elsewhere in the West. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, El Paso County