Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1356418

Anicia Checkerspot
Euphydryas anicia

Observation date: May 21, 2023
Submitted by: Marta Reece
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Hill-topping on McMullen Peak the top of which is mostly grassy with some protruding bedrock surrounded by sparse pine forest and a slope covered in Cliff Findlerbush. For the previous week, the weather had been characterized by afternoon showers and this day was no different although locally it was still mostly sunny at this time.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: May 23, 2023
Coordinator notes: another lifer! this is our earliest flying form of anicia: subspecies hermosa.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Grant County