Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1191347

Mariposa Copper
Lycaena mariposa

Observation date: June 26, 2018
Submitted by: mbalame99
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This is a recently discovered disjunct population confirmed by multiple observers including R.M.Pyle. See Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 72(1):1-26. 2018 http://www.bioone.org/doi/10.18473/lepi.72i1.a2
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: October 10, 2018
Coordinator notes: Yes, I have the article and Robert Michael Pyle and I have collected together in California and southeast Arizona. Personally, I have encountered nominate mariposa and cascadia, the latter at North Umqua Creek, Oregon-Ken Davenport. The nominate is local in the Tioga Pass area near Yosemite in Hudsonian Zone forest.
Checklist region(s): Clatsop County, United States, Oregon