Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1129613

Western Sulphur
Colias occidentalis

Observation date: July 23, 2017
Submitted by: Chris Carvalho
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Perched on beargrass. Butterfly was originally hiding in a pine sapling along the trail and flushed from it when walking by. It settled in several places before being able to photograph. The area is a burned-over forest recovering from wildfire, now a meadow with lupine, paintbrush, aster, and other wildflowers.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: May 09, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon, Hood River County