Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1324839

Sandia Hairstreak
Callophrys mcfarlandi

Observation date: May 21, 2022
Submitted by: Joshua C
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This poor butterfly had somehow impaled itself on a cholla. There were quite a few other Sandia hairstreaks out today, all perching in beargrass.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: May 25, 2022
Coordinator notes: maybe the wind carried one off and out of control? very strange; it seems very late to see a lot of these, but every year seems different. thanks for this unique record!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Bernalillo County