Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1303340

Northwestern Fritillary
Speyeria hesperis

Observation date: July 25, 2021
Submitted by: JudyLY
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: July 31, 2021
Coordinator notes: Judy, this falls within a complicated group of fritillaries that is undergoing some taxonomic revisions. as a result, the slots that BAMONA makes available for users may have to be revised at some point in the future. for the time being, their system places this critter within Northwestern Fritillary (Speyeria hesperis capitanensis). However, if you go to my Butterflies of NM on-line encyclopedia hosted by Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), you will see that I call this critter Southwestern Fritillary (Argynnis nausicaa capitanensis). sorry for the confusion, but such is the world of biology. thanks for submitting!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Otero County