Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1262735

Chryxus Arctic
Oeneis chryxus

Observation date: July 22, 2020
Submitted by: stinglessbee
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Seen flying along grass meadow with mountain creek with willow elevation at 11,365 feet.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: November 12, 2020
Coordinator notes: Although the species shown identified, this is actually Oeneis calais which is a sibling species similar to chryxus but occurs at high altitude. The reason it is not in the species list is because there are differences in opinion about this. The recognized subspecies in Colorado is altacordillera. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Mineral County