Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1226286

California Crescent
Phyciodes orseis

Observation date: August 03, 2019
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: In your spot By Dam Saddle bag lake next to your Pet Arctic. There seems to be differences in these some have very large black on trailing edge topside hind wing. Getting hot by mid day mostly sunny but Clouds came in and wind at 2pm for about an hour then it got very hot again. Lots of Species flying very actively once hot Not sure if this is one of the old females you left me there is another with tears in the wing Spent a long time watching these and ones that looked more like the common species. some times they were very interested in thistle well at least the females! If this is california crescent it would be as you know a lifer for me. if so i thank you in advance and also thanks for getting me motivated to hunt as i was about done the night before! Oh almost forgot the ventral view ok if it does not put me over the Pixel limit for site!
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: August 17, 2019
Coordinator notes: It's a beautiful California Crescent (Phyciodes orseis herlani)! It is probably a female. You are now in exclusive company and this one is in great shape!-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Mono County