Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1240231

Colon Checkerspot
Euphydryas colon

Observation date: July 14, 2019
Submitted by: gasigr
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Roadside flowers near top of Monument Peak. 2 inch wingspan.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: December 09, 2019
Coordinator notes: This may be nominotypical colon based on location. As usual I have had to do research to figure out what you have. Colon could be found throughout Oregon and the genomic DNA work soon to be published should definitively say whether or not colon is a full species.-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon, Linn County