Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1177940

Golden Hairstreak
Habrodais grunus

Observation date: August 09, 2018
Submitted by: RichHubie
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Very warm day. Found these butterflies to be numerous. All were in relative shade on the forest flood. Hard to get a decent picture. They were in an oak habitat in a small gully. These butterflies had tan legs. Glassberg states, "the tan legs, unique among western hairstreaks."
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: August 10, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Mendocino County, United States, California