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Atlantis Frillitary I believe this species ID is correct but I am not I could be wrong. If you have any suggestions feel free to comment.  Atlantis fritillary,Geotagged,Speyeria atlantis,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Atlantis Frillitary

I believe this species ID is correct but I am not I could be wrong. If you have any suggestions feel free to comment.

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  1. Much harder than I thought lol. Looks like in Utah there's no less than 10 species in this genus occurring. Worse, in reference images I'm seeing lots of individual variability. And still worse, each species seems to have several sub species.

    I lack the expertise to help with one, but want to share some tips nevertheless:

    1) It seems there's a Facebook Group for almost anything so it may be worthwhile to check for "butterflies of Utah" or something similar. Local experts often aggregate into these kind of groups or even a generic "butterflies of the US" group may lead to success. Especially when needing deeper knowledge this has often helped me, also for frogs, plants, etc.

    2) If not done already, highly recommend to install the app "Leps" by Fieldguide. It's an app that solely focuses on visual species recognition of moths and butterflies from a photo. It may not always get you directly to the species (you need to manually vet the options it produces and don't accept them blindly) but it's insanely good.

    https://leps.fieldguide.ai/figures

    Hope this helps. In any case, stunning photo, love the additional context of the habitat.
    Posted 2 months ago, modified 2 months ago
  2. Gorgeous shot! Posted 2 months ago

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"Speyeria atlantis", the Atlantis fritillary, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae of North America. It is from the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland and Labrador to northern British Columbia, across the northern United States south as far as Colorado and West Virginia. It resides as far north as James Bay. The species is listed as endangered in Connecticut.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Eric_S
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Uploaded Jul 24, 2022. Captured Jul 23, 2022 13:36 in H986+WW Alta, UT, USA.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/9.0
  • 1/2500s
  • ISO640
  • 300mm