Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 731804

Red-Shouldered Ctenucha
Ctenucha rubroscapus

Observation date: August 13, 2012
Submitted by: PDunwiddie
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Several of these were observed in tall, dry grass and scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius). The bright blue body is scarcely visible in this view. Flying in midday, temp in 80s, within 1/4 mile of coast. Over two days, none were observed in association with any flowers present (Senecio, Solidago, Daucus, etc.).
Status: Resident
Verified by: kellyrichers
Verified date: August 27, 2012
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon, Tillamook County