Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1330197

Queen Alexandra's Sulphur
Colias alexandra

Observation date: June 29, 2022
Submitted by: twofried
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Wondering about this one. Dorsal side looks pretty bright and rather orange. Ventral side is quite pale and black mark on forewing seems light and more vertical than round, but perhaps that is the angle of the pic. Hindwing white spot does not appear to have a border. Anyway, interested in your thought.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: July 04, 2022
Coordinator notes: Bob, this is Queen Alexandra's Sulphur, a fresh male that seems to show more orange than might be expected. that dorsal shot is terrific. may I borrow it please?
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Taos County