Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1207179

Clemence's Blue
Icaricia monticola

Observation date: May 27, 2019
Submitted by: ezeemonee
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Perched on glass and rocks near wash in Rose Valley area of Los Padres National Forest. Altitude ~3500ft. Partly cloudy day in the 60’s F. Tough call between Lupine Blue or Acmon. Both California Buckwheat and Deervetch Lotus host plants in the area. This individual does have a thicker, feathered black border and the black marginal bars visible. Could be Lupine Blue?
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: May 30, 2019
Coordinator notes: Probably based on bold black spots and locality, but not 100 % sure.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Ventura County