Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1293864

Arrowhead Blue
Glaucopsyche piasus

Observation date: June 06, 2021
Date notes: time was afternoon
Submitted by: tideport
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: host plants included lupine. it is a small light blue butterfly that flits quickly, so is difficult to photograph. It was dry and hot (85 degrees). in the Sierra Nevada foothills, east of Nevada City. I saw several over a couple of days. I took a video on my phone that is very large, so I saved it to this link. https://www.icloud.com/photos/#0hlT8icA1n8wLfaQmb5g6g_oA. I also uploaded screen shots.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: June 08, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Nevada County