Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1289648

Clemence's Blue
Icaricia monticola

Observation date: May 01, 2021
Submitted by: mstanek
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: May 04, 2021
Coordinator notes: Thanks for telling me it was Rose Valley, that clinched the ID. This is actually not an Acmon Blue or a Lupine Blue. This is Clemence's Blue, recently elevated to species status by me and now confirmed by DNA and genomic work-Ken Davenport The scientific name is Plebejus(Icaricia) monticola.-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Ventura County