Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1293213

Western Cloudywing
Thorybes diversus

Observation date: June 03, 2021
Submitted by: ASchmierer
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Open grassy/rocky ridge-top with Jeffery pine.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: June 06, 2021
Coordinator notes: Alan: At least one of the photos is identifiable but without seeing the individual spread my ID is tentative. Size doesn't show in the photo. I have a good series of this butterfly, but seeing these on a hilltop seems odd but I know these occur in that area. Contrary to what some books say, Thorybes diversus and pylades can fly together-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Del Norte County