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Northern White-Skipper
Heliopetes ericetorum

Observation date: April 21, 2022
Submitted by: awight
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Male. I was very surprised to find this species near the parking lot at work. I have been looking at butterflies in Sonoma County for over 30 years and this is the first time I have seen this species. It stuck around long enough for a few phone photos then flew and I didn't see it land again. Weather was cool with intermittent sun.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: April 23, 2022
Coordinator notes: Alan: H. ericetorum is likely very scarce from Sonoma County but it is recorded from there. What city was it in? Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Sonoma County