Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1300425

Observation date: July 12, 2021
Submitted by: ezeemonee
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Feeding at Sulphur Buckwheat (Eriogonum Umbellatum) host plant on East face of Liebel Peak in the Piute Mountains. Other peaks had more Sulphur Buckwheat growing but only found these on Liebel Peak. Should be subspecies Comstocki based on location. Elevation near 8000 ft. Sunny day in the 90’s F.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: July 14, 2021
Coordinator notes: comstocki may be a subspecies of intermedia, but intermedia is considered a glaucon now-DNA work needs to be done-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Kern County