Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1328137

Sandia Hairstreak
Callophrys mcfarlandi

Observation date: June 14, 2022
Submitted by: Jasonk03
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Caterpillar eating fruit of Texas Beargrass. Seemed to be accompanied by ants like with some Blues. Haven't seen this with the other caterpillars I have seen and the ants only became aggressive when I moved the plant to get a picture.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: June 16, 2022
Coordinator notes: terrific documentation of larva and associated ants. thanks for submitting!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Bernalillo County