Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1168657

Common Alpine
Erebia epipsodea

Observation date: June 20, 2018
Submitted by: Jon Kindschy
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: A_baldini
Verified date: July 24, 2018
Coordinator notes: Correct identification, a Common Alpine nectaring on a dandelion. As the first part of the name suggests, this species is quite commonly seen in the mountains of Colorado. However, the second part of its name is rather ironic, as it does not inhabit the alpine at all (only the montane and subalpine)!
Checklist region(s): Gunnison County, United States, Colorado