Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1274796

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon istapa

Observation date: September 14, 2020
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Hot Smokey day mid eighties dry but humid, amazing place in Oceanside California Brett took me to. Thanks to Brett for making this Amazing little hairstreak that is Extremely special into just another hairstreak like gray hairstreak even more so as this spot there almost at pest status! He said our count was 50+ Well they were common. Great day! Wont need to see these now for a long time! Not much flying this time of year at least not with this kind of numbers, Well maybe Purplish Coppers? 19 species this day!
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: September 15, 2020
Coordinator notes: Great going. I hope to find a few of those myself when I can get up in the Lake Isabella Lake area. But those are very scarce here.-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County