Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1243628

Arrowhead Blue
Glaucopsyche piasus

Observation date: March 18, 2020
Submitted by: ezeemonee
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Flying around large Grape Soda Lupine (Lupinus Excubitus) bush in Matilija Creek Canyon before landing on nearby bush. Partly cloudy, windy day in the 60’s F.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: March 18, 2020
Coordinator notes: Chris: This is a great record, how close to the coast? This is subspecies sagiittigera, believed to be extinct until about 2006 when I rediscovered it in Santa Barbara County. It is also rediscovered in a few places in LA County. Frazier Park populations are blend zone populations with ssp. excubitus.-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Ventura County