Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Arctic Fritillary
Boloria chariclea

Observation date: July 28, 2021
Submitted by: Tim Shortell
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Photographed in high mountain meadow, approx. 11,400 ft, on East Beckwith Mountain, Gunnison National Forest. This little butterfly climbed easily onto my fingers.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: September 08, 2021
Coordinator notes: Hi Tim...yes, the Arctic Fritillary. Still some controversy about the proper name...Boloria chariclea or titantia for North America. I presume you did not find Gillette's Checkerspot over by Gothic or you would have posted possibly - if you got the chance to look around over there? Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado