Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1302469

Fulvia Checkerspot
Chlosyne fulvia

Observation date: July 22, 2021
Submitted by: butterfly rose
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: One of two observed in the area. This one appeared to be male, patrolling his territory on a hillside spot.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: August 31, 2021
Coordinator notes: Your ID is correct. It was a good year for fulvia and I expect reports for Aug. and September. If you see any at the places you have reported it this late summer, submit another and I'll verify for the later flight. Google "Papilio (New Series) and find #14. This discusses better terms rather than "patrolling" for mate-locating behavior in butterflies (and other insects). James Scott discusses these aspects and uses the terms "rait" "flait" and "fleek." Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, El Paso County