Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1154984

Observation date: April 09, 2018
Submitted by: RichHubie
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The day was warm and sunny with little wind. Poor picture. Just barely noticed this green butterfly as it landed. The habitat was on a coastal bluff over 100 ft. above the ocean. The last time I found this butterfly it was indicated that it had been determined to be Callophrys viridis but that BAMONA hadn't updated their data base.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: April 10, 2018
Coordinator notes: You are right. I see no likelihood the name is going to change at the BAMONA website. It is Callophrys viridis, the Coastal Green Hairstreak
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Mendocino County