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  Sighting 1303045

Pacific Dotted-Blue
Euphilotes enoptes

Observation date: July 24, 2021
Submitted by: ezeemonee
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Feeding at Gray Monardella flowers on South slope of Mt Harwood at 9000+ ft elevation in the San Gabriel Mountains. It briefly stopped at flowers of Wright’s Buckwheat (Eriogonum wrightii var. subscaposum) before feeding at Monardella flowers. There were also Alpine Sulphur-flowered Buckwheat (Eriogonum umbellatum var. minus) and Hoary Wild Buckwheat (Eriogonum saxatile) blooming nearby. The last pic is of the Eriogonum wrightii var. subscaposum it stopped at. I didn't see any Eriogonum Nudum until at least 3000 ft. lower at the Mt Baldy parking lot. Partly cloudy morning in the 60's F.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: July 27, 2021
Coordinator notes: Its not glaucon or comstocki in that range, so based on time of year, enoptes seems the best choice even if you did not see E. nudum-Ken Davenport...it looks like enoptes I caught yesterday at 10,100'!
Checklist region(s): United States, California