Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1202520

San Emigdio Blue
Plebejus emigdionis

Observation date: April 13, 2019
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Warm day mid to high Seventies light wind Sheltered area, few females so maybe there hiding as the males were so aggressive it seems they chase the females away or maybe the females walk through salt bush laying eggs. Males won't land when its warm out so hard to get photos of them! Submitted lower side so here is dorsal of older female! Seems like its a species of Concern i was reading reports of Consideration for Listing as Endangered. This little area seemed to have a good Colony for now anyway, rains seemed to be good in this area this year Water in the river and Grass growing! The other post was A spider Casualty, Removed the one thread of Web Carefully then returned to a salt bush! she seemed fresh! maybe the spiders get more females as they spend more time in the vegetation to lay eggs
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: April 15, 2019
Coordinator notes: This photo was good enough-Ken Davenport