Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1311998

Pacific Dotted-Blue
Euphilotes enoptes

Observation date: July 21, 2021
Date notes: Time is only an estimate. The observation occurred sometime in the afternoon.
Submitted by: ajparks
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Single individual seen perched on a buckwheat flower
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: September 24, 2021
Coordinator notes: The subspecies at this locality is supposed to be arenacola described in 1998, but some consider arenacola a synonym of smithi. Information in the original description of arenacola and distributions of the two seem contradictory and relationships unknown. Since smithi is an endangered subspecies, we may not know the answers in the near future...Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Monterey County