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Euphydryas phaeton? - Euphydryas phaeton

Euphydryas phaeton? - Euphydryas phaeton
west of Desbarats, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada
May 31, 2015
Size: 1 - 1.5 inch length
tentatively identified as Euphydryas phaeton but out of typical range. Large number of catepillars throughout damp graminoid meadow (old field); they appeared to be on developing Solidago spp.


Moved from ID Request.

Sure looks like it. It's rare
Sure looks like it. It's rare in Algoma but has been recorded in that region before.