Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1329993

Western Green Hairstreak
Callophrys affinis

Observation date: June 26, 2022
Submitted by: weflybye
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: 5500' elevation on a hilltop flying with several others.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: July 05, 2022
Coordinator notes: This one is difficult. I was catching greenies on Mt. Ashland a few days ago and those were lemberti. Based on Warren's Oregon book and his and your comments it is likely you do have affinis, a species I have found only in Utah. Warren records affinis from Union County and Pelham, Warren and I have discussed the confusing Oregon situation at length! Thanks for providing relevant information which was very helpful in your case-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon, Union County