Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1339421

Northwestern Fritillary
Speyeria hesperis

Observation date: August 14, 2022
Submitted by: mashoop58
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Possible aberrant ventral wing pattern
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: August 18, 2022
Coordinator notes: I can't argue with your diagnosis. the eyes are heard to read but seem amber. the DFW veins are thickened and black. but that ventral hindwing is something! I went here: https://butterfliesofamerica.com/US-Can-Cat.htm and put "Speyeria aberrations" in the search window and got a couple of similar things. check it out.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Cibola County