Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1283618

Polixenes Arctic
Oeneis polixenes

Observation date: August 24, 2014
Submitted by: tom howe
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Caterpillar on rocks in open area near Thoreau Spring on Mt Katahdin, ME
Status: Resident
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: January 13, 2021
Coordinator notes: This individual indeed agrees with descriptions of the larva of O. polixenes, though I have found no published images of the larva of the subspecies O. p. katahdin.
Checklist region(s): United States, Maine, Piscataquis County