Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1266456

Arachne Checkerspot
Poladryas arachne

Observation date: August 05, 2020
Submitted by: Harry Forbes
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Feeding on roadside flowers at about 9560 feet in elevation. Weather was warm and sunny. Beautiful butterfly and a life sighting for me.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: November 17, 2020
Coordinator notes: Your suggested ID is correct....a newly emerged male Arachne Checkerspot. The better common name is the Beardtongue Checkerspot, after the common name of its only host - Penstemon. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Park County