Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1155405

Canadian Sulphur
Colias canadensis

Observation date: June 01, 2008
Submitted by: Martin Reid
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: one of four seen flying patrol routes along the low-point on the side of the Glenn Highway at Sheep Mountain Lodge on June 01, 2008. The gravel road bank at this point had numerous dandelions flowering, and each Colias occasionally stopped to feed on them - but otherwise they flew very low to the ground along the border of the low dense scrub with numerous scattered spruces that covered the lower part of the valley, with the treeline occurring c. 100 feet higher up the valley slope. None were seen above the height of the road surface, and they seemed to arrive at the road edge from low within the scrub belt. Jonathan Pelham confirmed the ID.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Norbert Kondla
Verified date: November 24, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Alaska, Matanuska-Susitna