Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1330193

Scudder's Sulphur
Colias scudderi

Observation date: June 29, 2022
Submitted by: twofried
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Ventrum looks greenish and though worn, fringe looks pink. But, there also seems to be a hint of black spots along the ventral hind wing edge. Still hoping for a Scudder's but is this one just a pale Clouded?
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: July 17, 2022
Coordinator notes: this is almost a coinflip, sorry to say. What persuades me is that this a male, and this is not what a male Clouded should look like. I'm going with Scudder's.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Taos County