Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1088426

Sierra Nevada Blue
Plebejus podarce

Observation date: July 09, 2016
Submitted by: ryDLar
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: sunny day elevation 6712 feet insect perched on American Bistort located in a seep air temperature 50 degrees flowers just beginning to bloom at that elevation
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: July 11, 2016
Coordinator notes: Having caught this butterfly on Mt. Ashland itself I know this is podarce and NOT glandon. Jeffrey Glassberg plans to recognize podarce as a species separate from glandon in the future-personal communication-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon, Jackson County