Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1284573

Silver-banded Hairstreak
Chlorostrymon simaethis

Observation date: May 22, 2020
Submitted by: Rob Wu
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sunny with some breeze (5-10 mph); approx. 86 deg F. Butterfly was nectaring on Woolly Butterflybush (Buddleja marrubiifolia) on residential property. Condition of wings indicated this was a different individual than the one observed the previous day (see sighting submission from 5/20/20 [record # 1284572]).
Status: Stray
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: February 10, 2021
Coordinator notes: must have been a good spring for these critters last year. thanks for the great details.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Doña Ana County