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  Sighting 974628

Clemence's Blue
Icaricia monticola

Observation date: May 25, 2014
Submitted by: diwalks2@gmail.com
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: hot day mid eighties, at mid day. these photo's were later in the day. late afternoon. in meadow grasses surrounded by pines oaks chaparral lots of natives in meadow and non native grasses clover and buckwheat. clear sky
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: May 26, 2014
Coordinator notes: This should be subspecies monticola and I appreciate that you mentioned buckwheats were present since that is their host plant. These (monticola proper) can be impossible to distinguish from Acmon Blues when only the ventral surface can be seen.-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Riverside County