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  Sighting 1328390

Regal Fritillary
Speyeria idalia

Observation date: June 16, 2022
Submitted by: Lisa H
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sunny. 99°F.10 mph south wind. There was a ditch area about 30 feet long with a great deal of milkweed, located north east of Ottawa County State Fishing Lake, Minneapolis Kansas. Many, many pollinators were feeding on this milkweed, Often two and three individuals per flower. As I approached, a cloud of butterflies and other pollinators would swirl around above the milkweeds.
Status: Resident
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: June 17, 2022
Coordinator notes: Speyeria idalia - one of my fav prairie species! Thank you! JAMES STEEN
Checklist region(s): United States, Kansas, Ottawa County