Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1201748

Western Tailed-Blue
Cupido amyntula

Observation date: April 01, 2019
Submitted by: Lisahug
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: about 55 deg. overcast. vernal pool habitat with large Oak over-story. I kicked this butterfly our of wet grass while surveying birds. She was too cold to move after she landed. She looked small. I thought she would be an Acmon Blue, until I looked closely. I didn't see any legumes around. only other butterflies were relatively slow-flying Vanessa cardui still moving north. Just guessing on Western.
Status: Resident
Verified by: CA Ivy
Verified date: April 02, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Sonoma County