Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1258804

Callippe Fritillary
Speyeria callippe

Observation date: July 03, 2020
Submitted by: ezeemonee
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Feeding at Phlox flowers on ridge line East of Tehachapi Mountain. Sunny day in the 80’s F. I assumed this was S. Callippe Macaria but its mottled disk somewhat resembles this photo of S. Egleis Egleis. http://socalbutterflies.com/nymphalidae_html/Speyeria_egleis_egleis.htm
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: July 15, 2020
Coordinator notes: The egleis on Mt. Tehachapi is subspecies tehachapina, which may be extirpated from there. It lacks any silver spots.-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Kern County