Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1081164

Johnson's Hairstreak
Callophrys johnsoni

Observation date: May 13, 2016
Submitted by: JDreimiller
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The butterfly was struggling to stay upright. It was walking along the pavement and not accessing the native plants.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: May 14, 2016
Coordinator notes: Upon further review, this is a Johnson's Hairstreak, albeit a fresh one, which gives that slight blue refraction. The black postmedian spots do not extend all the way up the hindwing and there is no white cell forewing dash, as in spinetorum. Still a great record!
Checklist region(s): Snohomish County, United States, Washington