Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Mormon Fritillary
Speyeria mormonia

Observation date: August 06, 2021
Submitted by: chneal
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: We were hiking in Hidden Valley at the Valle Caldera in Sandoval County, NM. The fleabanes, blackeyed susans, and harebells were in full bloom in the grasses along the river. My suggested ID is because my photo looks much like one on Steve Carey's Butterflies of New Mexico on PEEC; that entry gives the subspecies name eurynome for specimens in this area. I only managed one photo but there were many such butterflies about, often landing on the fleabane or the thistle but not sitting for more than a few seconds at a time.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: August 09, 2021
Coordinator notes: excellent to get another location for this species!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Sandoval County