Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Arctic Fritillary
Boloria chariclea

Observation date: July 09, 2020
Submitted by: Cactuswren1976
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Nectaring on Orange Sneezeweed near the summit of Tesuque Peak at approx. 12,000 ft. elev. Sorry for the out of focus underside photo.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: July 12, 2020
Coordinator notes: Rene, some old field guides (maybe Brock and Kaufman?) call this Purplish, but I think the latest guides are calling it Arctic. Funny, because it's been the same bug the whole time!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Santa Fe County