Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1145390

Pacific Dotted-Blue
Euphilotes enoptes

Observation date: October 08, 2017
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Using a very heavily blooming buckwheat for nectar. very Small fewer of these than the other Blues. Seems like a more freshly hatched brood? windy day in canyon Staying very close to this buckwheat. Warm sunny 82 mid day cooled off to low seventies in late afternoon. dry but still very green for this part of the edge of Colorado low desert. Desert mountain transition around 4,000 ft juniper pinion forest north facing cacti agave south facing.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: October 09, 2017
Coordinator notes: Same comments as the other. I can't totally rule out Euphilotes pallescens elvirae but dammersi is what people normally find around Palm Springs.-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): Riverside County, United States, California