Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1086137

Rocky Mountain Dotted-Blue
Euphilotes ancilla

Observation date: June 24, 2016
Submitted by: Joyjoy
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Kremmling Colorado on BLM land at a rough elevation of 7600' next to a roadside and meeting on Sagebrush in Sagebrush Steppe habitat.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: July 16, 2016
Coordinator notes: A mating pair of Rocky Mt. dotted blues (Euphilotes ancilla, subspecies closest to ancilla). The hostplant is Sulphur Flower (Eriogonum umbellatum). The female is the larger of the two. Nice photos. Thanks for the sighting. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Grand County