Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1216983

Western Pine Elfin
Callophrys eryphon

Observation date: July 13, 2019
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Hot Day High Eighties High heat warnings in southern California Clear, Was not expecting this one but was wonderful to see in this area. This is only the second Pine elfin Posted in the San Gabriel Mountains that i have found on this site? Yes very old and worn but as they say Location Location Location. New to me in this area! Ken have you found these in the Los Angeles Mountains Before?
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: July 15, 2019
Coordinator notes: I stay out of the mountains bordering the Los Angeles Basin. Its easier to drive to faraway places-Ken Davenport