Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1207150

California Hairstreak
Satyrium californica

Observation date: May 29, 2019
Submitted by: Scott Burgess
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Butterfly found on blue flowering Ceanothus bush amid a large cluster of bushes on a westward facing slope above Italian Creek. Several insects there, including this specimen, seemed to prefer the blue blossoms over white or cream, though that might also be due to freshness (bush had a strong, fresh flower smell). All photos of a single specimen.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: May 30, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Trinity County