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  Sighting 1295462

California Crescent
Phyciodes orseis

Observation date: June 16, 2021
Submitted by: glennfine
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: 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. Habitat photos with Record 1295460
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: June 18, 2021
Coordinator notes: Subspecioes orseis, occurring in a similar habitat as the Sierra Nevada subspecies herlani uses-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Siskiyou County