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  Sighting 1145388

Pacific Dotted-Blue
Euphilotes enoptes

Observation date: October 08, 2017
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Dry seasonal Stream Bed Desert Transition to mountains Lots of different Buckwheat around some just finishing blooming some just starting. Oak Trees have heavy crop of Acorns first time in a while, Cat Claw has lots of lush green growth, Agave very lush and Plump. Good Crop of Prickly Pears of cacti. saw Calif. Tortoise, these blues other blues, lot of painted ladies, lot of Calif Giant Skippers, Metal Marks, one Monarch, grass Skippers, Cal. Sister. very windy except in sheltered canyons most action in canyon. very diverse area north facing Pinion pine juniper chaparral. Laural Sumach, manzanita, Ceanothus golden bush , South facing much drier cacti, Agave, yucca both areas scrub oak north facing and in canyons, cotton wood near springs and in canyon bottoms lance leave or desert Dudley, so much more one of the most diverse areas around southern cal. higher up more pine and fur. trees thick forest on Santa Rosa Peak.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: October 09, 2017
Coordinator notes: I can't be absolutely sure this is not Euphilotes pallescens elvirae but based on date and location it is more likely to be Euphilotes enoptes dammersi, the dammersi group may be a different species than enoptes.-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): Riverside County, United States, California