Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1167180

Thicket Hairstreak
Callophrys spinetorum

Observation date: July 04, 2018
Submitted by: Cactuswren1976
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: One or two individuals nectaring on Horsetail Milkweed (Asclepias subverticillata) in a dry swale behind a human-built earthen dam (stock tank). The milkweed patch was approx. 40 ft. by 25 ft. in extent and was also being visited by Juniper Hairstreak and Queen butterflies along with wasps and beetles.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: July 12, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Santa Fe County, United States, New Mexico