Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1298000

"Apama" Western Green Hairstreak
Callophrys apama

Observation date: June 20, 2021
Submitted by: NBBAM
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: July 24, 2021
Coordinator notes: Your ID by common name is technically correct. There are other similar species farther in the West and all are collectively/generically called the "Green Hairstreaks." Callophrys apama is now generally considered to belong to the species Callophrys affinis as a subspecies. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Boulder County