Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1346584

Pacific Dotted-Blue
Euphilotes enoptes

Observation date: July 28, 2022
Submitted by: Dobber31
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Saw this small Blue feeding on buckwheat near the crest of a low ridge on the inland side of the Santa Cruz mountains above Hidden Villa. Warm, 85 degree afternoon with clear skies. Was flying with Acmon Blues and Ringlets in small grassland patches surrounded by Chaparral.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: October 13, 2022
Coordinator notes: It could be ssp. bayensis but I don't have bayensis and smithi to do comparisons so can't say which subspecies-Ken Davenport