Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Common Alpine
Erebia epipsodea

Observation date: June 11, 2020
Submitted by: dbrudin
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Cool morning in valley just under 10,000'. This butterfly looked almost black initially and sluggishly flew off a couple of feet at a time. Eventually I got a dorsal view.
Status: Resident
Verified by: A_baldini
Verified date: June 16, 2020
Coordinator notes: Your suggested ID is correct.
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Teller County