Attributes of Plebejus podarce

Sierra Nevada Blue
Plebejus podarce (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1865)

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Polyommatinae
Identification: Upperside of male gray-blue, female red-brown. Underside of forewing with black arrowhead-shaped spots that point inward. Hindwing with discal spot not black.
Wing Span: 7/8 - 1 inches (2.2 - 2.6 cm).
Life History: Eggs are laid singly on leaves, bracts, or sepals of the host plant. Caterpillars or chrysalids hibernate.
Flight: One flight from June-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Shooting Stars (Dodecatheon).
Adult Food: Flower nectar including yellow composites and bistort.
Habitat: Subalpine meadows.
Range: Southern Oregon to central California in Klamath Range and Sierra Nevada.
Conservation: Not usually of conservation concern but the meadow habitat of subspecies podarce in California may be negatively affected by trampling from grazing cattle and hikers.
NCGR: G3,G4 - . Very rare or local throughout its range or found locally in a restricted range OR Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery. All subspecies are of conservation concern.
Management Needs: Study impact of hikers and cattle grazing on habitat and populations. Comment: The Committee on Scientific Names of North American Butterflies considers podarce to be a subspecies of A. glandon.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
July 03, 2013 MAKI Washoe County, Nevada, United States October 06, 2013 Details
July 05, 2012 eal79 Tulare County, California, United States July 18, 2012 Details
July 02, 2012 eal79 Tulare County, California, United States July 16, 2012 Details
July 02, 2012 eal79 Tulare County, California, United States July 16, 2012 Details
July 04, 2012 eal79 Tulare County, California, United States July 16, 2012 Details
June 29, 2012 Jason Reilly Siskiyou County, California, United States July 15, 2012 Details
June 26, 2012 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Mono County, California, United States January 01, 2012 Details
September 04, 2011 legacy.reporter (Paul Johnson II) Inyo County, California, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 06, 1970 legacy.reporter (unknown) El Dorado County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 19, 1980 legacy.reporter (unknown) Sierra County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 19, 2006 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Alpine County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 09, 2005 legacy.reporter (Kim Davis & Mike Stangeland) Tuolumne County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
September 04, 2011 legacy.reporter (Paul Johnson II) Inyo County, California, United States January 01, 2011 Details
August 14, 2010 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Tulare County, California, United States December 31, 2010 Details
August 14, 2010 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Tulare County, California, United States December 31, 2010 Details
August 14, 2010 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Tulare County, California, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 06, 1970 legacy.reporter (unknown) El Dorado County, California, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 19, 1980 legacy.reporter (unknown) Sierra County, California, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 19, 2006 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Alpine County, California, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 09, 2005 legacy.reporter (Kim Davis & Mike Stangeland) Tuolumne County, California, United States December 31, 2010 Details
June 14, 1980 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Trinity County, California, United States August 03, 2010 Details
June 16, 1976 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Trinity County, California, United States August 03, 2010 Details
June 27, 1976 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Trinity County, California, United States August 03, 2010 Details
June 25, 1977 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Trinity County, California, United States August 03, 2010 Details
July 11, 1977 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Trinity County, California, United States August 03, 2010 Details
July 12, 1979 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States August 03, 2010 Details
July 12, 1979 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States August 03, 2010 Details
August 06, 1978 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States August 03, 2010 Details
August 27, 1979 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States August 03, 2010 Details
August 06, 1978 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States August 03, 2010 Details
August 06, 1978 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Trinity County, California, United States August 03, 2010 Details
August 16, 1979 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Trinity County, California, United States August 03, 2010 Details
August 09, 1976 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States August 03, 2010 Details
August 10, 1976 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States August 03, 2010 Details
July 03, 1987 legacy.reporter (Laurence Crabtree) Lassen County, California, United States March 09, 2010 Details
June 24, 1989 legacy.reporter (Laurence Crabtree) Plumas County, California, United States March 09, 2010 Details
June 22, 1986 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States March 09, 2010 Details
July 03, 1985 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States March 09, 2010 Details
July 22, 1990 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States March 09, 2010 Details
June 22, 1986 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States January 25, 2010 Details
July 03, 1985 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States January 25, 2010 Details
July 22, 1990 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States January 25, 2010 Details
July 13, 1991 legacy.reporter (Ken Hansen) Humboldt County, California, United States January 07, 2010 Details
August 01, 1970 legacy.reporter (Al & Tom Rubbert) Mono County, California, United States January 07, 2010 Details
July 05, 2009 legacy.reporter (Paul Levine) Tulare County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
July 20, 1960 paulopler (Paul Opler) Siskiyou County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
July 23, 1969 paulopler (Paul Opler) Siskiyou County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
June 27, 1960 legacy.reporter (Tom & John Emmel) Placer County, California, United States January 05, 2010 Details
August 03, 1960 legacy.reporter (Tom & John Emmel) Placer County, California, United States January 05, 2010 Details
August 07, 1997 legacy.reporter (Jeffrey Glassberg) Mono County, California, United States January 05, 2010 Details