Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1220692

Northwestern Fritillary
Speyeria hesperis

Observation date: July 28, 2019
Submitted by: pnesterenko
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sighted on bank of Ice Cave Creek, near Palmer Lake, CO. No vegetation. Clear, windless day. Temp approx 75F.
Status: Resident
Verified by: A_baldini
Verified date: August 04, 2019
Coordinator notes: This is actually the Northwestern Fritillary, Speyeria hesperis. The Aphrodite Fritillary is extremely similar, except that it has brown-colored eyes, not blue-gray like most other Speyeria fritillaries (including the Northwestern).
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, El Paso County