Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1259357

Great Basin Fritillary
Speyeria egleis

Observation date: July 09, 2020
Submitted by: Gary Nordell
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: 70 degrees F very light to no breeze. Subject appeared to alternately fly and then bask on rocks near an outcrop in dry meadow at 6000 feet. Did not observe subject nectaring. Abundant flowers in meadow included members in aster family, monardella, Calochortus among many others. Small stream 50 meter away.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: July 15, 2020
Coordinator notes: Coincidently, I was at the Burger King at Shasta City that day trying to figure out which mountain in the Trinities was Mt. Eddy. I did get a Zerene Fritillary on Mt. Shasta that day, but yours looks like an egleis below-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California