Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1245023

Melissa Arctic
Oeneis melissa

Observation date: July 13, 2015
Date notes: Was on White Mountain and saw these butterflies mating
Submitted by: rchensley
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: ID based on range of this species -- thought for a long time it was a White-veined Arctic but range doesn't show in the white mountains -- the white bar seems so distinct but other patterns better match the Melissa. Saw 3-4 butterflies including these two mating.
Status: Resident
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: December 18, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Hampshire, Coos County