Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1309106

Hedgerow Hairstreak
Satyrium saepium

Observation date: June 29, 2020
Submitted by: tsimpson
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: August 25, 2021
Coordinator notes: I can see why you would believe this is a Gold Hunters Hairstreak...Hedge Row, Gold Hunters and Mountain Mahogany Hairstreaks all look alike underneath when they get worn. But why do I think this is a Hedge-Row Hairstreak?...barely discernable is the large blue spot on the anal part of the hindwing and there is a chip missing on the forewing where the upper coloration of the orange coloration of the upperside shows through.-Ken Davenport Gold-Hunters are blackish on the upperside.-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County