Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1288776

Hessel's Hairstreak
Callophrys hesseli

Observation date: April 05, 2021
Submitted by: ncrosbyrd
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The dorsal shot was by my spouse.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Dennis Forsythe
Verified date: April 22, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.