Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1257610

Northern Checkerspot
Chlosyne palla

Observation date: July 02, 2020
Submitted by: LisaFC
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: warm and sunny, slight wind. I have a bigger photo of area, along a trail.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: November 08, 2020
Coordinator notes: Your sighting Lisa is a Northern Checkerspot. I'm pretty sure you were not above timberline on this trail (although perhaps it goes that high?) and this checkerspot is common in the Larimer County mountains in late June and early July. The Rockslide checkerspot is similar but you'll catch it only on talus areas at high altitude, sometimes just at the treeline in a favorable place. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Larimer County