Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Bernardino Dotted-Blue
Euphilotes bernardino

Observation date: July 12, 2018
Submitted by: ezeemonee
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: In La Jolla Canyon wash at Point Mugu State Park. Sunny day in the 70’s F. Feeding at Eriogonum Cinereum. Probably the local Santa Monica Mountains subspecies.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: November 14, 2018
Coordinator notes: I have heard these may be an unnamed subspecies or possibly even merit species status. I believe I treated them as a segregate in the recent Southern California updated publication published by Colorado State last April...available for free download at their website-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Ventura County