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The upperside is checkered in orange-red and cream with black lines and spot-rows; the underside has a similar pattern but with very little black. Anicia is similar to Edith's Checkerspot (E. editha), but is larger with brighter markings, particularly on the hindwing underside. The forewing outer margin has a slight point below the apex in anicia, but is evenly rounded in editha. Edith's occurs only in the Cypress Hills and well above treeline in the Rockies. Specimens of uncertain identity can be determined using genitalic differences (eg. see Guppy & Shepard 2001).


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