Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1183099

Rita Dotted-Blue
Euphilotes rita

Observation date: August 25, 2018
Submitted by: joeschelling
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Several individuals seen during NABA butterfly count along an arroyo near the Sevilleta NWR Visitor Center, nectaring on various plants, one of which possibly identified as sorrel buckwheat (Eriogonom polycladon).
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: September 25, 2018
Coordinator notes: this is great, Joe, thanks for submitting. I saw Rita there during a prior count, maybe 2-3 years ago in an arroyo south of the VC. I noted at the time that the buckwheat was effusum, but perhaps that is incorrect. If you can get confirmation of the plant, I would like to know its identity. You can email me at sjcary@centurylink.net. thanks!
Checklist region(s): Socorro County, United States, New Mexico