Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1038762

Coastal Green Hairstreak
Callophrys dumetorum

Observation date: April 10, 2010
Submitted by: Nancy Hamlett
Specimen type: Photograph
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.
Status: Resident
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
Partner project: Los Angeles Butterfly Survey