Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1314589

Northwestern Fritillary
Speyeria hesperis

Observation date: June 18, 2021
Submitted by: glennfine
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Perhaps ssp. dodgei, nectaring on spreading dogbane.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: October 16, 2021
Coordinator notes: Emmel, Emmel and Mattoon used the subspecies name cottlei with dodgei in Oregon in you recognize dodgei as something different than cottlei. Or if you accept genomics by Nick Grishin, then irene is the species. I'm not sure who will prevail-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Siskiyou County