Observation notes: The morning was breezy and the temperature was in the low 50's. Ponderosa Pines are abundant in the area where I spotted this butterfly.
Verified by: A_baldini
Verified date: December 24, 2018
Coordinator notes: Correct ID. I saw my first Western Pine Elfin just this past summer, on May 27 at Jacks Gulch Campground, and fell in love with the species. In fact, they're probably my third favorite butterfly species, after only the Indra Swallowtail and Silver-spotted Skipper.