Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1324866

Anicia Checkerspot
Euphydryas anicia

Observation date: May 19, 2022
Submitted by: taogirl
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: was nectaring for several minutes in Juniper/Pinyon area on the north side of Gould Reservoir
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: June 27, 2022
Coordinator notes: Somewhat similar to the Sagebrush Checkerspot, the Anicia Checkerspot (aka Variable Checkerspot) has different shaped wings. The forewings of the Sagebrush have a wingtip slightly lobed in outline while the outside of the these wings of Anicia is uniform to the tip. The Anicia in your photo is subspecies wecoeut, found in "we"stern "Co"lorado and "e"astern "Ut"ah. Very pretty three-color toned variety (red, yellow and black). Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Montrose County