Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1293108

Bernardino Dotted-Blue
Euphilotes bernardino

Observation date: May 30, 2021
Submitted by: MAKI
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: On the same type of buckwheat in vicinity of the "dotted blue" submitted earlier today.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: June 05, 2021
Coordinator notes: I can't believe that one organization still calls bernardinos a battoides 30 years after Mattoni and I both published scientific papers and articles showing they are not! But Euphilotes Blues are not often readily identifiable by their field marks and why I require specific locality information to ID most of them! Now, the El Segundo Blue is known to be a different species too, not a battoides or a bernardino.-Ken Davenport