Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1294825

Shasta Blue
Plebejus shasta

Observation date: July 11, 2014
Submitted by: chherrmann
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: June 14, 2021
Coordinator notes: This is the first Shasta Blue submitted as a Shasta Blue that actually appears to be the real thing. All the butterfly collectors I know are not going to the Spring Mountains. ..but those who have Austin's paper know where Shasta Blues should be already. A drought year like this one probably means they will fly earlier than normal this year or not at all. Western species often can skip a year or more as immatures and wait for a wetter year-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, Nevada, Clark County