Uncompahgre fritillary

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Uncompahgre fritillary
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Boloria
Species: B. acrocnema
Binomial name
Boloria acrocnema
Gall & Sperling, 1980

The Uncompahgre fritillary (Boloria acrocnema) is a species of butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is endemic to the United States. It is the last butterfly to be discovered in North America[citation needed] and was found by one Stanford University student, Larry Gall, and one University of Alberta student, Felix Sperling, working out of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory. It was thought to be on the edge of extinction, but a number of additional populations have been found and the early monitoring programs that detected small numbers were found to be inadequate. The population is still considered to be endangered.

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