Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1300740

Arachne Checkerspot
Poladryas arachne

Observation date: July 09, 2021
Submitted by: butterfly rose
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Feeding on Orange Sneezeweed (Hymenoxys hoopesii).
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: July 26, 2021
Coordinator notes: Your suggested ID is correct...a freshly emerged male Arachne Checkerspot. Another name is "Beardtongue Checkerspot." The only host is Penstemon (commonly named Beardtongue). Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, El Paso County