Photo of the Week

Edith’s Checkerspot
Edith’s Checkerspot
Euphydryas editha beani, Nymphalidae
Paintbrush Trail, E. C. Manning Provincial Park,
British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
July 26, 2014

This week we have another post from E. C. Manning Provincial Park. This one from further down (or up if we are talking elevation) the road to Cascade Lookout in the subalpine meadows on top of Blackwall Peak. This butterfly is a checkerspot and a member of the beautifully patterned but tricky to ID genus Euphydryas. Often examination of the male genitalia is necessary to confirm the species ID.

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