Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1252870

Chryxus Arctic
Oeneis chryxus

Observation date: June 08, 2020
Submitted by: topper72
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Clear skies, slight breeze, temp in low 70sF. Well camouflaged individual observed along dry stream bed at ~ 8600 ft elevation investigating every butterfly flying by.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: June 25, 2020
Coordinator notes: our official counts in recent years have occurred to late in summer to see this guy, so I'm glad to see it is still there. and that dorsal shot is excellent! I may ask to borrow that at some point :^)
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Sandoval County