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  Sighting 1173056

Sagebrush Sooty Hairstreak
Satyrium semiluna

Observation date: July 18, 2018
Submitted by: Chris Carvalho
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Nectaring on an aster. Many individuals present at this location and courtship behavior observed. Sunny afternoon, light wind with temperature in upper 60's F.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: July 23, 2018
Coordinator notes: Based on Warren's Oregon book this should be Satyrium semiluna. I recommend you contact Jon Shepard or Johnathan Pelham for their input on ranges or other questions with this and S. fuliginosum. Distrubution data can be outdated and the split of these two species is recent and may have come after publications you cite.-I am not up to date with this species in Oregon in terms of distribution other than Warren (2005)-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): Hood River County, United States, Oregon