Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1309586

Mormon Fritillary
Speyeria mormonia

Observation date: August 28, 2021
Submitted by: Cascade Colors
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This one seemed noticeably lighter in coloration than the other species I saw and photographed in the area. Almost a yellow tone to the upper topside wing.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: October 23, 2021
Coordinator notes: This is a female Mormon Fritillary as you suggested. Some female run lighter on the upperside and therefore has a bit of dimorphism compared to other females and all males. The second submission you thought might be "Zerene or Mormon" is a Mormon. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Grand County