Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1052370

Polixenes Arctic
Oeneis polixenes

Observation date: June 18, 2015
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Photographed in the north slope tundra of the Brooks Range, Arctic NWR, while on a river rafting trip on the Marsh Fork of the Canning River. The overall color and patterning on this butterfly is quite light with the bands not as boldly defined, yet Polixenes seems the strongest candidate. This opinion supported by Norbert Kondla and John Pellam who have seen the photo.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Norbert Kondla
Verified date: July 10, 2015
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Alaska, North Slope