Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1298766

Observation date: July 02, 2021
Date notes: Butterflies photographed 9:30am to 10am.
Submitted by: Luna-Linuche.76
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Private garden near Cottonwood Creek, off Hwy. 395 & County Road 206, New Pine Creek, CA. Near base of Warner Mountains in northern CA. Warm & sunny morning (9:30 am to 10 am). Elevation about 4960 feet. Butterfly feeding on Sulphur Buckwheat (Eriogonum umbellatum). I only saw this one Blue (couldn't photo below), but was amazed at the forewings & hindwings above with their prominent black veins.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: July 05, 2021
Coordinator notes: Normally, I'd ask for an underside view for a blue, but the wing veins tell me this is a Copper-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Modoc County