Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1263624

Observation date: July 25, 2020
Submitted by: ezeemonee
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Feeding at patch of Sulphur Buckwheat on East ridge of Tehachapi Mountain. Although there was a lot of Wright’s Buckwheat on the ridge, it was not blooming which implies that this butterfly’s host is E. Umbellatum since Euphilotes only emerge when their host plant is in bloom. Elevation 7500ft +. Sunny day in the high 70’s F.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: July 28, 2020
Coordinator notes: I have been on that ridge, chances are that is comstocki, hard to find in that range-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Kern County