Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1262235

Golden Hairstreak
Habrodais grunus

Observation date: July 11, 2020
Date notes: Time was early afternoon, not sure of exact time.
Submitted by: skcoberly
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: We were hiking at Skyline Ridge open space in San Mateo County, near Russian Ridge. Many of these butterflies were in and around oaks and blackberry tangles in open areas of the forest. Sunny weather, warm, but not hot (70s). Insects were abundant and flew up when startled.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: July 22, 2020
Coordinator notes: Subspecies lorquini-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Mateo County