Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1161769

Western Tailed-Blue
Cupido amyntula

Observation date: June 09, 2018
Submitted by: Rick Sinnott
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Mating, partly cloudy. Followed this pair for several minutes and took several photos. I would lose sight for 10-20 seconds, but I didn't see any other pairs, so assuming the two photos I'm submitting are for the same pair. I'm submitting two photos because the best photo of the pair doesn't show what I believe to be the small tails; however, I believe a tail can be seen on the other image (dsc_9519_2) on the left-hand butterfly.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Norbert Kondla
Verified date: November 24, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Alaska, Anchorage