Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Melissa Blue (includes Karner Blue)
Plebejus melissa

Observation date: October 07, 2023
Submitted by: sgguthart
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sunny, breezy, temperature in the high 50's. This butterfly was seen on a purple Aster growing on the side of a gravel road. This was about the only plant I observed in the surrounding area that was still blooming in early October. Elevation is about 7,400'.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: January 05, 2024
Coordinator notes: Correct ID...a female with a more than average amount of blue on the upperside (many have none or very little). Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Larimer County