Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1229566

Shasta Blue
Plebejus shasta

Observation date: August 25, 2019
Submitted by: tirvine2020
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This butterfly was found on top of the canyon shelf in the Tetons, just above 9600ft. It was found mostly in the barren parts between meadows, where only what I believe is Gordon Ivesia (Ivesia gordonii ) grows. Also, these butterflies were very small, just big enough to fit the 2.2-2.6cm wingspan.
Status: Resident
Verified by: J_Martineau
Verified date: September 04, 2019
Coordinator notes: Hard to tell without seeing the underside of the wings. Based more on where the sighting was described.
Checklist region(s): United States, Wyoming, Teton County