Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1301736

Hydaspe Fritillary
Speyeria hydaspe

Observation date: July 09, 2021
Submitted by: sandyleapt
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sunny. Elevation about 4,000 feet. Temperature mid to upper 60's F. Breezy. Butterflies were sheltered from wind on the rock wall which faces south. Three Hydaspe present at one time. Combative with each other. Appeared to be territorial skirmishes over flowers. Were dive-bombing Clodius, Parnassian, small fritallarias, small blue butterflies as well. Two different Hydaspe photographed
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: July 19, 2021
Coordinator notes: Thanks for providing multiple views, important with fritillaries-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon, Benton County