Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1332353

Jutta Arctic
Oeneis jutta

Observation date: July 09, 2022
Submitted by: lhinderlider
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: sunny, hot,dry, observed flying somewhat erratically from tree to tree.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: July 13, 2022
Coordinator notes: The Jutta Arctic (aka Forest Arctic)...looks like a newly emerged male...and you described it behavior quite accurately. I just verified another sighting from this same area, photographed on June 28. One of the lesser (unusually) observed butterflies in Colorado. Some of the reason for this is that it only flies in even-numbered years. Odd years are slow developing larvae that finish the following season. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Boulder County