Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1321854

Coastal Green Hairstreak
Callophrys dumetorum

Observation date: April 03, 2022
Submitted by: Deantroi
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: April 04, 2022
Coordinator notes: This is likely Callophrys dumetorum dumetorum, the Bramble Hairstreak, not the Coastal Green Hairstreak, Callophrys viridis based on the amount of brown on the forewings. BAMONA still uses the name perplexa for dumetorum and dumetorum for viridis. A decision by the ICZN restored the two names to their original use about 10 years ago and BAMONA has not applied that decision for reasons unknown to me...Ken Davenport...both species are in Sonoma County,
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Sonoma County