Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1264403

Chryxus Arctic
Oeneis chryxus

Observation date: July 18, 2020
Submitted by: Scott Denkers
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Weather was sunny, warm and a little breezy. Butterfly was puddling at the side of a logging road in an old timber harvest block. Elevation approx. 1,650 metres.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Paul Prappas
Verified date: September 10, 2022
Coordinator notes: Very similar to Great Arctic. The inner HW band on Chryxus bows inward near the upper portion of the wing, whereas the Great Artic's inner HW band is straighter.
Checklist region(s): Canada, British Columbia