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Observation notes: I'm stumped on this one. This was about the size of a field crescent. It's dark spot patterns remind me of a checkerspot or maybe a lesser fritillary, but the white patches on the leading edge of the forewing remind me of a metalmark. I can't find a good match in Kaufman, but could have blindly passed over it without realizing. I definitely need help with this one.
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: July 20, 2022
Coordinator notes: Kelly, this is right at the eastern edge of the distribution for this species. I found it in about the same location about 20 years ago, so nice to see it is still there. As for the "Chisos Mtns" form of this insect, I think they are poorly differentiated nor do field guides show examples of sexual dimorphism in this species. yours is a male; females have more pale areas.