Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1179175

Rockslide Checkerspot
Chlosyne whitneyi

Observation date: August 07, 2018
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The Taxonomic Report on Yosemite Butterflies By Ken Davenport Made finding A lot of lifers much Easier, I Highly Recommend This Publication! Warm Day Sunny dry, Read the Book it gives locations for lots of very hard to find species! This day I could not get a spread wing shot! Butterflies were Plenty warm already! Was surprised to see these as i thought they were done for the season! the area i went to had quite a bit of snow still and puddeling butterflies also California Tortoise on snow for minerals or moisture. This species was in an area that was all rock! almost no plant life at all!
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: August 15, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Mono County, United States, California