Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1197295

Colorado Hairstreak
Hypaurotis crysalus

Observation date: July 28, 2016
Submitted by: JoseBonner
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Hanging out on a trail-side shrub with quite normal perching behavior for this species, but unusually far from the nearest oaks. This is the second dark, intense blue H. crysalus I've found in the Santa Fe NF.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: January 11, 2019
Coordinator notes: nice shots!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Santa Fe County