Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1239368

Gabb's Checkerspot
Chlosyne gabbii

Observation date: July 08, 2019
Date notes: Time on photo was 5:28 EDT. 2:28 PM is adjusted for Pacific.
Submitted by: oridgen10
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sunny, about 22 to 25 degrees C. In what appeared to be a dry section of a creek or wash. Individual flying low from stony ground to grasses, to green plants. Not as flighty comparative to other Checkerspots I have seen.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: November 17, 2019
Coordinator notes: Maybe, they don't fly much because its a long flight to Hawaii and they don't like all the problems living in mainland California-Ken Davenport