Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1207151

Pacific Dotted-Blue
Euphilotes enoptes

Observation date: May 29, 2019
Submitted by: Scott Burgess
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Several small blues nectaring together in a very dry, rocky roadside location above Italian Creek drainage. Fast erratic flight was hard to follow with the eye. Female (first two photos, showing both dorsal and ventral; her ventral is darker than the male and shows almost no orange/red near hw margin) was feeding at first, then was disturbed by a male who attempted to mate with her. I followed him to get the third photo, but was unable to photograph his dorsal view.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: May 30, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Trinity County