Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Northwestern Fritillary
Speyeria hesperis

Observation date: July 30, 2022
Date notes: Mostly sunny and warm
Submitted by: falco1
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Did not show underwings. Hoping ID is possible.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: August 01, 2022
Coordinator notes: I suspect its Speyeria hesperis irene, but without seeing the hindwing disks, I can't be sure. I really need upper and lower views in most fritillaries.-Ken Davenport Upon getting further documentation, I am convinced these are irene considered a subspecies of hesperis but genomically, irene may be a species itself-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, El Dorado County