Speyeria callippe comstocki - 'Comstock's' Callippe Fritillary
Speyeria callippe comstocki at Blue Jay Campground, June 8, 2006. These callippe are easily distinguished from coronis semiramis in our local mountains. But up north in Kern County the situation is entirely different. Mt. Piños, for instance, has callippe and coronis subspecies that are more of a challenge to identify (for me at least!).
Speyeria callippe comstocki - 'Comstock's' Callippe Fritillary
Another of 'Comstock's' Callippe Fritillary at Blue Jay Campground on the same day as above. Those below were taken the same day as well.
Speyeria callippe comstocki - 'Comstock's' Callippe Fritillary
Speyeria callippe comstocki - the ventral side.
Speyeria callippe comstocki - 'Comstock's' Callippe Fritillary
Speyeria callippe comstocki - another ventral view. These were in a meadow with tall grass where host violets grow.

©Dennis Walker