Sighting for August 20, 2013

Rob Santry

Northwest corner of Turtle Mountain in the Fort Sage Mountains
Lassen County, CA

This is a known locale for Pallid Blue based on Gordon Pratt’s article in American Butterflies, summer 2008 issue. I’m listing the Euphilotes pallescens calneva under the Rita Blue category to conform to NABA naming conventions.
The Monarch was seen on the drive to the Fort Sage Mountains, in the town of Susanville, Lassen County, California. And the Pine whites are out in numbers in the Lassen National Forest west of Susanville.

  • Pine White 12
  • Becker's White 4
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 2
  • Rita Blue 40
  • Melissa Blue 4
  • Monarch 1

Rita Blue

Rita Blue