Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1234031

Edwards' Fritillary
Speyeria edwardsii

Observation date: September 19, 2019
Submitted by: Janeal W. Thompson
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This was the second day the Edwards's Fritillary was seen in the gardens. The butterfly seem to prefer the bright red or pink zinnia's. First seen by owner, Lorie Kaczmarek.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: September 21, 2019
Coordinator notes: These fly late into the season. Females aestivate (kind of a summer diapause) before they lay eggs in August and Sept. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Prowers County