Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1326300

"Apama" Western Green Hairstreak
Callophrys apama

Observation date: May 31, 2022
Submitted by: pnesterenko
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: June 27, 2022
Coordinator notes: Your ID is correct...it is generally considered that Callophrys apama and affinis are the same species. I used apama as the reported name because ssp. homoperplexa tends to be closer to Arizona apama than western-Colorado-Great Basin affinis but they do "mix" (have intermediate tendencies) at least in Gunnison County, Colorado. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, El Paso County