Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1216109

White-veined Arctic
Oeneis bore

Observation date: July 10, 2019
Submitted by: pnesterenko
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: September 23, 2019
Coordinator notes: I believe your identification is correct. If you would, please send more specific information where the sighting was....particularly the COUNTY where "Red Mountain" is located. You can contact me directly - butterfliesofcolorado@hotmail.com.....I will get to your other submissions as soon as I can. I apologize for the delay but please be patient. Thanks, Mike Post Note for flagged as "Oeneis polyxenes brucei"......I will standby my original determination from photos....for one thing, the ground color is definitely not gray as can be seen along the forewing costa....it is definitely toned to an ochre/buff color, not with an overall grayish appearance that is typical of brucei. I have series of specimens of both these high altitude species of Oeneis in Colorado and by that comparison, this is ID is edwardsi, not polyxenes brucei. Mike....1/18.2021
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado