Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1223941

Friday's Blue
Plebejus fridayi

Observation date: July 13, 2019
Submitted by: tomoclark
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This butterfly flits erratically through the low vegetation and rarely gets more than two feet off the ground. It was found in an area that contains large numbers of Astragalus whitneyi and often landed on the plant, as seen in one of the photographs. The habitat was a low herbaceous plants on a rocky ridgeline with large amounts of bare ground. Elevation was 7800 feet.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: August 08, 2019
Coordinator notes: Benwarner may be closest to fridayi, the hostplant is the same. Coincidently, I was working on about 17 fridayi I collected about two weeks ago in the Sierra.-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Modoc County