Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1081045

Veined Blue
Plebejus neurona

Observation date: May 11, 2016
Submitted by: silversea_starsong
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I was surveying fauna in this area and found a few of these butterflies scouting north-facing gradients. I thought they only occurred further west, but the host Eriogonum is locally abundant here. I also saw a single specimen of another Plebejus here which I did not recognize (acmon/lupine type).
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: May 13, 2016
Coordinator notes: It looks like neurona to me and I have seen hundreds of them in Kern and Tulare Counties-Ken Davenport