Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1352627

Observation date: March 05, 2023
Date notes: Found in Marin headlands. It was absolutely beautiful!
Submitted by: Butterfly_Bob
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Resting on ivy
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: March 06, 2023
Coordinator notes: I provisionally accept this is viridis since viridis does occur in Marin County and the linear markings below fit with viridis. However, we can't check DNA from Photographs and I personally have dumetorum from Whitney Portal, Inyo County with "sheridanii" markings that DNA showed as dumetorum The linear line below was just like yours. It is possible that viridis is a sheridani. If this were claimed as a County record, I would need genomic proof. As is, my determination does not affect County distribution maps...Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Marin County