Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1119090

California Hairstreak
Satyrium californica

Observation date: July 30, 2016
Submitted by: opiliones
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Warm, sunny day. Many individuals on flowers, on a partially-forested mountain, above 8,000 feet.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: June 07, 2017
Coordinator notes: This is probably subspecies cygnus-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): White Pine County, United States, Nevada