Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1157557

Hedgerow Hairstreak
Satyrium saepium

Observation date: May 15, 2018
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Hill Topping with Pale, Indra, Sleepy, Pacuvius , Echo Others high 60's to low 70's, wind 8+mph with gusts. Clear Felt warmer that it was. These Butterflies were very actively Chasing each other Landing Just shortly to sun Bask then return to fighting again. I have read that Hedgerow displayed this behavior but this is was new to me! Oh also have not seen Northern Cloudy Hilltop and dog fight! Multiple individuals all chasing each other for almost endless flying activity!
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: May 16, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): San Diego County, United States, California