Observation notes: On Ripgut Grass (Bromus diandrus) at the Claremont Colleges' Bernard Field Station, in a transitional area between native sage scrub and non-native grasses. It had just been on Deerweed (Acmispon glaber) before this photo was taken.
We have been calling all the green hairstreaks at the field station Callophrys affinis, but I am wondering if some (or all) of them might be Callophrys dumetorum. I am submitting photos of three different individuals, of which this is #2.
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: March 30, 2015
Coordinator notes: All your green elfins will be this species since affinis is not recorded for California and viridis does not get south of SLO County. But it is possible both dumetorum and viridis/sheridani are in Kern County in the Kern River area-Ken Davenport