Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1307330

Northwestern Fritillary
Speyeria hesperis

Observation date: August 16, 2021
Submitted by: JudyLY
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: We saw a few of these.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: August 19, 2021
Coordinator notes: Judy, this lovely creature is subspecies Argynnis nausicaa capitanensis, or as I like to call it, Southwestern Fritillary. BAMONA has not adopted the new names/taxonomy and so I must approve your submittal as Northwestern Fritillary. eventually the proper name will work its way to the surface.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Otero County