Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 695080

Zerene Fritillary
Speyeria zerene

Observation date: July 29, 2011
Submitted by: Blue Fox
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Spotted this lovely creature on my array of Sedum; at first I thought it was Speyeria cybele, but then after looking more closely at the pictures, saw that it was totally different, both in colour and markings. I found this page http://www.cbif.gc.ca/spp_pages/butterflies/captions/GreatBasinFritillarycap_e.php and thought it looked very similar - unfortunately, didn't get a picture of the underside of the wings. This page states that this butterfly isn't in Canada - do they actually recognize an international border??
Status: Resident
Verified by: Norbert Kondla
Verified date: April 27, 2012
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Canada, British Columbia