Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1319944

Coastal Green Hairstreak
Callophrys dumetorum

Observation date: February 13, 2022
Submitted by: Zencoyote
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Seen hilltopping on the "Volcano" in Calavera Open Space, among clumps of Buckwheat, Sage, Rhus, and Asters. This is the only place I have seen these, and they only show up around February or March. They compete for territory with the Gray Hairstreak and Duskywings, and get into many aerial duels which are interesting to watch by almost impossible to record.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: February 23, 2022
Coordinator notes: Yes, Bramble Hairstreak...the name Coastal Green Hairstreak applies to Callophrys viridis...Ken Davenport This is subspecies perplexa.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County