Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1248847

Thicket Hairstreak
Callophrys spinetorum

Observation date: May 17, 2020
Submitted by: dbrudin
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Feeding on flowering patch of Kinnickinnick along with previously submitted Western Pine Elfin, Echo Azures, Common Checkered Skipper and many bees and moths. Lucky photo of brief view of blue upperside.
Status: Resident
Verified by: A_baldini
Verified date: June 01, 2020
Coordinator notes: Your suggested ID is correct. A beautiful butterfly, one of my top 3 personal favorite species.
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, El Paso County