Is there anyone who could help me with the identification of two lifer fritillaries from Alaska?
Checklists with photos:
Your help is extremely appreciated!
Hey John, those are pretty tough with no ventral side.
I will pass the link to the checklists along to Norbert Kondla who might be able to ehlp more.
The one from checklist 58310 looks like a Purplish Frit but Im not a western bfly expert so I will let them make the call. You were within it’s Alaskan range and during peak flight period
My bad John, Arctic Frit it is.
Purplish frit is the subspecies name for Boloria chariclea grandis.
Hi John, I heard back from Norbert Kondla, both your Boloria’s were B. chariclea grandis, the Arctic fritillary.