Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1258431

Callippe Fritillary
Speyeria callippe

Observation date: June 20, 2020
Submitted by: asabspade
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Two apparently different Speyeria species observed around the same location. Individuals were puddling at wet locations along the road and/or nectaring on flowers such as wallflower (Erysimum capitatum). Around a half dozen individuals seen along a stretch of road over the course of around 20 minutes. This individual had very metallic/pearlescent spots on the ventral hind wing.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: July 06, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Mendocino County