Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Edith's Checkerspot
Euphydryas editha

Observation date: July 25, 2020
Submitted by: papilio1
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Observed a handful of individuals all basking/chasing along a 200' ridge-line at summit of Relay Peak. Elev 10,300'. This is the only location I have ever seen this species in 20 years I have been hiking up here. It appears to be very local. I have a few vouchered specimans.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: July 29, 2020
Coordinator notes: Localized tends to be true for this species as a whole-Ken Davenport Tahoensis is closely related to nubigena.
Checklist region(s): United States, Nevada, Washoe County