Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1247587

Desert Elfin
Callophrys fotis

Observation date: May 04, 2020
Submitted by: stevecary
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: several seen, most at nectar, one at wet soil along creek; condition varied from fresh to worn; area was burned a few years ago, now recovering; host Cliff Rose (Cowania mexicana var. stansburiana), growing on south-facing slope, seems to have been little affected by the fire; didn't burn, no post-fire re-generation; mostly sunny, breezy, mild.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: May 05, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Cibola County, New Mexico, United States