Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1255579

Tailless Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon cestri

Observation date: June 18, 2020
Submitted by: Matt Brown
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found by Abbie Zeltzer nectaring at small, buttercup-like flowers in grassy meadow at 8500'.
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: June 25, 2020
Coordinator notes: Matt, thanks to you and Abbie for getting this awesome photograph. It certainly is the northernmost on record, 2nd ever NM record, a Socorro County record, probably an altitude record as well. I hope to see more of your butterfly pix via BAMONA in the future.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Socorro County