Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1258157

Chryxus Arctic
Oeneis chryxus

Observation date: June 24, 2020
Submitted by: J Tinsman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Multiple individuals observed - mostly sunny. Along riparian corridor above 8,500 feet in elevation.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: July 05, 2020
Coordinator notes: Nice find to get chryxus anywhere. I was shocked last year to find them in elevated Great Basin sagebrush habitat in Utah about a year ago. I am more used to seeing it in the Arctic-Alpine Life Zone.-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, Nevada, White Pine County