Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1234330

Colorado Hairstreak
Hypaurotis crysalus

Observation date: July 25, 2019
Submitted by: Christian.Nunes
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: A small population (~5) with at least one mating pair. Despite a lot of checking Gambel Oaks, I only found this species in one location where there was a distinct composition of Douglas-Fir and Ponderosa Pine overstory shading medium-sized Gambel Oaks.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: December 31, 2019
Coordinator notes: Looked like you found the nest of them and obviously the perfect site conditions for the species. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Las Animas County