Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1288387

Western Green Hairstreak
Callophrys affinis

Observation date: August 12, 2000
Date notes: could have been any day from Aug 11 to Aug 13; time is estimated.
Submitted by: stevecary
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: a couple of larvae seen feeding on Eriogonum alatum
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: April 13, 2021
Coordinator notes: I call this affinis because of the association with Eriogonum alatum, just like elsewhere in its range (Otero Co., Los Alamos Co.). If correct, this observation seems to represent the eastern limit of this species at this latitude.
Checklist region(s): New Mexico, United States