Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1332469

Anicia Checkerspot
Euphydryas anicia

Observation date: July 11, 2022
Date notes: Mountain Time
Submitted by: Nilesh Shah
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Consistently sat on dusty ground
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: July 13, 2022
Coordinator notes: This is the high altitude subspecies of the Anicia Checkerspot (Euphydryas anicia brucei...Bruce's Checkerspot). In Colorado, we have several subspecies at lower altitudes in various parts of the state that fly from late April-May into August. You must be familiar with "Quino" and yes, it is a related species in the same genus...Euphydryas editha quino (formerly ssp. wrightii)...an EPA list protected butterfly found in San Diego County, California...a very nice checkerspot. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Summit County