Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1253447

Chryxus Arctic
Oeneis chryxus

Observation date: June 13, 2020
Submitted by: pnesterenko
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Have been hiking here for 25 years; this is the first occurrence of Oeneis chryxus I have seen here. I observed two here today.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: September 11, 2020
Coordinator notes: Correct ID.....Only flies in even numbered years and as early as late May to early July so if you hiked there in odd years or later than that flight window that would account for you not seeing it...... Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, El Paso County