Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1241707

Melissa Arctic
Oeneis melissa

Observation date: July 13, 2019
Submitted by: stevecary
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: this was one of two arctic species on Mt. Elbert today, at least on the SE slope. much basking in morning, then once warmed they rarely sat still for photos. probably ~25 seen, not abundant.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: May 30, 2020
Coordinator notes: Correct ID. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Lake County