Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1260265

Coronis Fritillary
Speyeria coronis

Observation date: July 13, 2020
Submitted by: Harry Forbes
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: In a mountain meadow at 9000 feet altitude about 6 miles from Guffey CO in Park County. Skies partly sunny and temperature was in the 70s. Feeding on unknown plant (upperside shot) and resting on the ground (bottom side shot).
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: November 08, 2020
Coordinator notes: I think I could have identified this from just the picture of the upper side but the underside certainly confirms it as the Coronis Fritillary. Always good to have the undersides. Only the upperside make the ID tougher sometimes but I can recognize the Colorado species from only that aspect confidently as they do have differences. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Park County