Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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  Sighting 1259665

Arctic Fritillary
Boloria chariclea

Observation date: July 07, 2020
Submitted by: nohatsplease
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: At least 20 of them on a stand of flowers near a high mountain marshy- stream.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: November 08, 2020
Coordinator notes: Certainly the Arctic Fritillary (subspecies helena). You should be able to find photos of the Silver-bordered Fritillary to compare on BAMONA. The undersides are very different too. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Summit County