Phyciodes campestris inornatus

photo by John Lane, Lassen Co. CA, June 2016
Common Name
Northeastern California Crescent

This is a relatively pale entity with broader median yellow band characteristic of the western Great Basin and Northeastern California populations found with Aster along watercourses in sage brush steppe. It appeared and apparently bred in Sierra Valley in 2008 in a different location from P. c. montana. It is the only P. campestris found between Beckwourth Pass and Hallelujah Junction, a few miles northeast of our Sierra Valley site.