Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1262590

Western Tailed-Blue
Cupido amyntula

Observation date: July 17, 2020
Submitted by: taogirl
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: it had been lightly raining and when it stopped many butterflies appeared in the open flowered areas.Not sure on ID, couldn't see or get picture of both sides of wings.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: November 12, 2020
Coordinator notes: This is a worn male of the Western Tailed Blue. You can clearly see the thin tails on each hindwing. Actually, its a wonder they are still intact which would make a positive ID harder. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Ouray County