Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1288844

Sagebrush Checkerspot
Chlosyne acastus

Observation date: April 18, 2021
Submitted by: dkaralun
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Mid 70s and breezy. I believe it was Narrow-leaf Goldenbush that they were coming to for nectar. I am usure of the ID. It looks like some different patterning of a Sagebrush Checkerspot.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: April 19, 2021
Coordinator notes: You found this in an area where 3 other subspecies of acastus occur: vallismortis, robusta and sabina. Lets not forget neumoegeni, a subspecies I took today near Lone Pine in Inyo County.-Ken Davenport