Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1333500

Colon Checkerspot
Euphydryas colon

Observation date: July 16, 2022
Submitted by: cklindsey
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: July 18, 2022
Coordinator notes: With all the mixed opinions with colon and chalcedona, this is a difficult group. That said, what was my most collected butterfly this year?...last June 1st, Snowberry Checkerspots in California. But is sperryi really a colon or a chalcedona dwinellei? I sent some in for genomic testing. But the others seem to be on firm ground and I have collected wallacensis.-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon, Union County