Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1205207

Observation date: April 28, 2019
Submitted by: sandyleapt
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Warm, sunny afternoon. First noticed butterfly fluttering from leaf to leaf in a shaded patch of stinging nettles along a creek. I waited a few moments and the butterfly landed at my feet to bask in a spot of sunshine on a mud step that allows access to the creek. After a short time basking it returned to fluttering through the nettle patch. Due to lighting and angle of view I could not tell if it was ovipositing.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: May 16, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon