Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1187777

Sierra Nevada Parnassian
Parnassius behrii

Observation date: August 09, 2018
Submitted by: lhrobinson9672
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: September 16, 2018
Coordinator notes: This is a very good record for Fresno County, there are very few records for this species in Fresno County. Parnassius smintheus does make it into northernmost California, but the Sierran ones in that group is behrii, elevated to species status in 1998 in the Systematics of Western North America book. Yours is a female-Ken Davenport Added comment: I have another record of this species from that county and I would like to publish both, but I need your real name to do that for a scientific record. Let me know by contacting me at kdavenport93306@yahoo.com
Checklist region(s): Fresno County, United States, California