Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1303933

Fulvia Checkerspot
Chlosyne fulvia

Observation date: July 28, 2021
Submitted by: Christian.Nunes
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: A single male on a grassland hilltop. I believe this represents the first Jefferson County record of Chlosyne fulvia. Castilleja integra in bloom on the same hill.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: September 01, 2021
Coordinator notes: Great record Christian...and yes, first JEFFERSON COUNTY. It's tough to come by new county records in the eastern Front Range, especially Boulder and Jefferson since they have been collected the most heavily for over a century. I will report the record to the Lep Soc Season Summary. Mike PS One other bit of information...it was called to my attention that you posted a photo of Euphilotes ancilla from Moffat County on iNaturalist scripted with it as ssp. barnesi...this is in error referenced to p. 130, BOC Part 4. Check the text a couple paragraphs down on p. 131 and you can relabel the photo accordingly (probably ssp. "near ancilla" is more accurate). Let me know if you have any other questions on this. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Jefferson County