Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1251388

Anicia Checkerspot
Euphydryas anicia

Observation date: June 01, 2020
Submitted by: pnesterenko
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Windy! It hung on to a leaf of Great Mullein and would not let go! I was able to get to within an inch and maneuver the leaf for the shot without the butterfly flying off.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: September 02, 2020
Coordinator notes: Correct ID.....the subspecies is capella. The type locality is "Manitou Springs, El Paso County, Colorado." A nice two-toned red/black subspecies. Other subspecies are three toned red/black/yellow (to white). Pretty butterflies. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, El Paso County