Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1305235

Mormon Fritillary
Speyeria mormonia

Observation date: August 03, 2021
Submitted by: glennfine
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I think this is a very dark mormonia nectaring on wild onion in a high, wet, spring-fed meadow with many other mormonia. 3rd photo is looking down at the meadow.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: August 07, 2021
Coordinator notes: This is probably what Shapiro called erinna, others think it is an undescribed subspecies. I have not collected this in California, but have erinna from Oregon.-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Siskiyou County