Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1194918

Acmon Blue
Plebejus acmon

Observation date: October 10, 2018
Submitted by: treichard
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: November 17, 2018
Coordinator notes: Based on date and being near the coast, it would have to be an acmon. Be aware females of Clemence's and Acmon Blues can be virtually inseparable by appearance alone. Males of Clemence's differ from Acmon Blues by the shade of blue coloration most of the time. Clemene's Blue ALWAYS uses California Buckwheat as a host and Acmon can also, but usually uses legumes-Ken Davenport