Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1241708

Melissa Arctic
Oeneis melissa

Observation date: July 13, 2019
Submitted by: stevecary
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: this does not match any NM Oeneis, but looks most like chryxus. maybe a light and heavily banded Melissa. I have never see bore/Taygete, but that seems possible.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: May 30, 2020
Coordinator notes: This is O. melissa.....a very light one, probably a female, some run lighter. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Lake County