Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1286775

Pelidne Sulphur
Colias pelidne

Observation date: July 21, 2020
Submitted by: gasigr
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: 1 and 5/8 inch wingspan. Flying rapidly along forest road in Wallowa Mountains.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: March 16, 2021
Coordinator notes: Yes, Colias skinneri would be right. Your comment about those flying rapidly along the road is also my experience with those near the Grand Tetons in NW Wyoming and they are very difficult to capture. One evaded me for an hour and a half (I never did catch him) despite giving me repeated chances. I do have about 11 of them in two trips there but certainly those are not easy to catch. Your locality fits with Andy Warren's distribution for Oregon. This is not a frequent submission to BAMONA-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon, Wallowa County