Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1295460

California Crescent
Phyciodes orseis

Observation date: June 16, 2021
Submitted by: glennfine
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I found quite a few of these Phyciodes nectaring on woolly sunflower along a logging road. The area is a steep canyon with a stream about 200' below. I went back the next day and found them along a 1/2 mile stretch of road starting at 4,770' going up to about 5,300'. These crescents are larger than the field and mylitta I see and similar to orseis I've seen at Ash Creek. I'll add a habitat shot and a photo of the creek 200' below. I'll also submit 2 more individuals that were photographed at the same location.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: June 18, 2021
Coordinator notes: Nice record for the Season Summary? Thanks for an upper few, unidentifiable otherwise.-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Siskiyou County