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  Sighting 1350980

California Crescent
Phyciodes orseis

Observation date: July 10, 2022
Submitted by: glennfine
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Near the base of a very steep, rocky hillside above a wet meadow. I have no dorsal view of the male and just the partial DFW of the female. I think I assumed they were mylittia at the time, but now I'm leaning towards P. o. orseis. These were 2.5 miles west and 1,500' higher than my last 2021 submission.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: January 11, 2023
Coordinator notes: These appear to be orseis, they are clearly not mylitta nor the blackish Phyciodes pulchella found in that region. They do appear to match my series of orseis we found at Ash Creek in the Klamath River Canyon.-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Siskiyou County