Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1249684

Chryxus Arctic
Oeneis chryxus

Observation date: May 21, 2020
Submitted by: stevecary
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: 10 to 15 seen basking and cruising the east-facing slope. it was very windy, air temp maybe 50 degrees, windchill undoubtedly much lower. but sun shone brightly and the rocks, soil and cushion plants were warm to the touch. east slope was in the lee, flowers were blooming.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: May 24, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): New Mexico, United States