Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1080181

Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak
Satyrium tetra

Observation date: April 29, 2016
Submitted by: ezeemonee
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Butterfly was feeding and perching at Eriogonum Fasciculatum next to road on south facing slope. Partly cloudy day with breezes in the 70's F.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: May 02, 2016
Coordinator notes: Based on wingshape and visible markings, it appears to be tetra BUT please always note upperside coloration which is often needed to ID these paler hairstreaks below. Uppersife coloration makes ID easy much of the time.-Ken Davenport