Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1124438

Sierra Nevada Blue
Plebejus podarce

Observation date: July 05, 2017
Submitted by: shastamax
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found in a flat marshy meadow by a mountain stream with blooming Sierra shooting stars and other flowers. Weather: temperature about 70 degrees F, breezy.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: July 06, 2017
Coordinator notes: Recently (1998) podarce was recognized as a full species and more recently research indicates that cassiope is a glandon subspecies, an entity described as a species in 1998 also in the Systematics of Western North America book. Jeffrey Glassberg told me personally NABA will probably adopt this change. The Pelham Checklist already has-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): Siskiyou County, United States, California