Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1297897

Hedgerow Hairstreak
Satyrium saepium

Observation date: July 01, 2021
Submitted by: glennfine
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This is a tough one for me. The color, iridescence, and some of the markings look like Satyrium tetra to me, but the dark fringe looks more like S. saepium. But, there is some lighter gray in the HW fringe. Perhaps tetra can have darker HW fringe? We have lots of its host plant (mountain mahogany) nearby.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: July 01, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Siskiyou County