Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1110081

Tiny Checkerspot
Dymasia dymas

Observation date: March 17, 2016
Submitted by: JoseBonner
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: A clear, sunny day. Tiny Checkerspots seem to flit from place to place, nectaring on a particular flower only briefly. This one stayed long enough on a milkweed vine, and on a random resting place, to be photographed. It appeared to be entirely uninterested in the blooming Desert Lavender that attracted so many other butterflies.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: December 29, 2016
Coordinator notes: subspecies imperialis
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County