Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1288041

Sagebrush Checkerspot
Chlosyne acastus

Observation date: April 08, 2021
Submitted by: ENordin
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Observed nectaring on a flowering Salvia shrub (Salvia dorrii?) at the base of the Sierra Nevada in the Mojave Desert. Flew quickly when approached. White and orange pattern underneath the wings.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: April 10, 2021
Coordinator notes: Alwasy give a locality name. I assume this was in the Nine Mile Canyon area where this is subspecies neumoegeni. Further north at Big Pine the subspecies becomes acastus acastus. On the west side of the White Mountains, it is neumoegeni north to Coldwater Canyon.-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Inyo County