Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1371587

Pacific Dotted-Blue
Euphilotes enoptes

Observation date: September 18, 2023
Submitted by: butterflies4us
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: on Wright's Buckwheat.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: September 21, 2023
Coordinator notes: Actually, dammersi has been elevated to a different species than enoptes and this appears to be one. Bamona does not yet recognize the change, that action occurred about 3 or 4 years ago in the Southern California Butterfly book updating Emmel and Emmel's 1973 book by Ken Davenport (based on recommendations by John Emmel, Gordon Pratt and Paul Opler). It is available at the Colorado State Museum Gillette Museum website for free viewing and downloading. It covers all Southern California butterflies except White Patch Skipper and Dorante's Longtail, since added to the California fauna.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County