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Rocky Mountain Parnassian. This butterfly was on the ground but it was alive. I've never seen one like this one before.
Pine forest at 10,000 feet elevation.
Thank you Marek Koszorek for the ID and the link.
Thank you Davidbygott for the ID, the link and the interesting info.
Parnassius are high-altitude butterflies around the world, and you don't tend to see them unless you climb mountains. This one was probably trying to get warm in the sun.
Spotted on Sep 17, 2014 Submitted on Nov 12, 2014
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