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So many variations in one species! I think this is the Variable but am not 100% sure. It does have a lot of black. I love the red lines on the body of the butterfly but could not find these on the photos in my butterfly book. Also love the glowing antennae.
Wildflower meadows on Blackwall Peak, Manning Park, Cascade Mountain Range, BC. At an elevation of about 1800 m.
There is a lot of confusion among lepidopterists about the checkerspots like this one. Similar species is Edith's Checkerspot
Spotted on Jul 15, 2014
Submitted on Jul 18, 2014
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