Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1304369

Northwestern Fritillary
Speyeria hesperis

Observation date: July 31, 2021
Submitted by: Reneerob17
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Nectaring on asters
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: August 01, 2021
Coordinator notes: Renee, this is a female Northwestern Frit (in BAMONA) or Southwestern Frit (in my Butterflies of NM). taxonomic disagreements :^). Mormon Frit is always above 10,000 feet, is smaller than Northwestern (Southwestern), and is much brighter, not so dark toward the wing bases. thanks for submitting!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Santa Fe County