Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1226288

California Crescent
Phyciodes orseis

Observation date: August 03, 2019
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Yes A Little Worn you Say What a Wreck Well if i found the correct crescent it could be a lifer? if so thanks Probably just the common one Not much flying when we first got there Arctic and Clouduous then this crescent oh painted lady and cal Tortoise Cool Clear Calm Warming fast We missed the trail and went down the main creek for a look about when we got to the correct spot the Pet Arctic said she had been waiting and was ready to show off. The crescents were not cooperative at all, so a horrible ventral shot! I guess i should post the one i think is the common species as it's only fair! Rock slide was probably there as well but we were going to try Sierra Parnassina i guess i have a few more years of searching to go if i care to see that one. Thanks for all your long hours on these sites and all the research that you do. Lots of new comers to the field don't understand the science involved in Getting a Correct ID But I thank you for motivating me to search new areas and look for things i have never seen. Oh and your Pet Arctic Said to Say Hello, Thanks for training her so well she was very Polite hung out with me for about an hour!
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: August 17, 2019
Coordinator notes: You finally did it!!! You have caught one of the most prized butterflies of north America and have bragging rights in your neighborhood. And best of all, when your neighbors go there, they will all be gone. Good going, even if its somewhat of a wreck.-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Mono County