Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1086834

Pacuvius Duskywing
Erynnis pacuvius

Observation date: June 26, 2016
Submitted by: silversea_starsong
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This butterfly was in open pine forest, with regular shrubs of Ceanothus cordulatus. My ID is based on this habitat and likely host association. Host plants of other species (such as persius and propertius) were absent from this region and the greater vicinity. But if it is deemed to be identifiable, I more than understand. Personally I'm hoping there is a visual way to separate this species from E. persius, although it did seem to have a faint white margin which may rule that out. At this point I don't have much hope, though.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: June 30, 2016
Coordinator notes: Yes, pacuvius, propertius and persius are all in that county. I've been in that county several days near Oakhurst in the nearby mountains including Fresno Dome yesterday-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Madera County