Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1055069

Chryxus Arctic
Oeneis chryxus

Observation date: June 19, 2015
Submitted by: ncrosbyrd
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: September 18, 2015
Coordinator notes: As explained before, this is probably Oeneis calais and not O. chryxus. I think on the sighting you sent me the data for I noted calais flies in odd-number years and chryxus in even-numbered years but I forgot to mention that calais also flies in even number years. Both are found together in some places in that instances (although not many have yet be reported due to the confusion between the two). Nancy, you could also send me the data for this sighting as well (you said only Gunnison NF, County Road, Pitkin, CO). Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Gunnison County