Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1224638

Melissa Arctic
Oeneis melissa

Observation date: July 22, 2019
Submitted by: Christian.Nunes
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: many flying around talus above 13,000 ft on San Luis Peak's South Ridge.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: October 05, 2019
Coordinator notes: The males really like the rocky spots.....more unusual to find O. bore on talus in Colorado (in my experience, they like lush swales more). Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado