Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Xami Hairstreak
Callophrys xami

Observation date: March 05, 2017
Submitted by: Geni Certain
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Both photos are of the same individual, from different angles to show how the apparent color changes in different light. Also, the butterfly had a folded hindwing on the right side. The wingspan was about one-half inch. Before stopping to nectar on a blooming sedum groundcover, the butterfly had flown in circles with another of the same species for maybe 15-20 minutes. The day was warm and sunny.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Doug Taron
Verified date: April 28, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Mexico, Michoacan de Ocampo