Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1252507

Regal Fritillary
Speyeria idalia

Observation date: June 09, 2020
Submitted by: Jill Haukos
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I viewed approximately 10 Regals who appeared to be freshly emerged - they were all in perfect shape with beautiful coloring. They were nectaring on Common Milkweed. I also observed what appeared to be a courtship flight between two of the Regals - flying together and tumbling in the air. Temps in the mid-80's, light breeze (5-8 mph), humid and overcast with a thunderstorm expected later this afternoon.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: June 23, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Kansas, Riley County