Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1044873

Leda Ministreak
Ministrymon leda

Observation date: May 19, 2015
Submitted by: Lindsay Archimbaud
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This butterfly was on a native mesquite tree in Scottsdale Arizona, and appeared to be laying eggs. While I got very close (within inches) it did not fly away as is common with most butterflies when getting too close. This is also a host species tree for this butterfly if my research holds. Weather: 82 degree F, sunny, light wind 5mph sw.
Status: Resident
Verified by: John Saba
Verified date: May 25, 2015
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Arizona, Maricopa County