Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1240118

Sagebrush Checkerspot
Chlosyne acastus

Observation date: May 12, 2018
Submitted by: gasigr
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Along Deschutes River.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: December 06, 2019
Coordinator notes: This should be subspecies sterope, until recently believed to be a Northern Checkerspot subspecies. I had to research Warren's 2005 Oregon book because your 5 submissions could easily be identified as either species. The dates for flights also favor acastus which flies before palla-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon, Wasco County