Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1304238

Mormon Fritillary
Speyeria mormonia

Observation date: July 28, 2021
Submitted by: Tim Shortell
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Different coloring from other Greater Fritillaries I saw flying that day. Photographed in high meadow at approx 11,300 feet on East Beckwith Mountain, Gunnison National Forest. Perhaps female S. mormonia and the majority of other Greater Frits were male?
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: September 08, 2021
Coordinator notes: Yes, your thought for the suggested ID is correct...a female Mormon Fritillary. The females are somewhat dimorphic looking on the upperside from the males. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado