Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1296273

Sierra Nevada Blue
Plebejus podarce

Observation date: June 19, 2021
Submitted by: robertpb
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Butterfly observed in tall grass along the southern shoreline of Lukens Lake, elev. 8,230 feet, in Yosemite National Park. It was a quick - now you see me, now you don't - encounter. This small butterfly actually landed close to my feet, almost too close for my big tele-photo lens to focus! I've included a motion-blurred image to show hindwing pattern in flight.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: June 21, 2021
Coordinator notes: These are back in the genus Agriades.-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California