Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Hedgerow Hairstreak
Satyrium saepium

Observation date: July 14, 2022
Submitted by: ezeemonee
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Feeding at California Buckwheat flowers on Mount Stephenson. Partly cloudy day in the 80’s F. Note the copper top side color showing through tear in the wing which is a definitive ID cue for the Hedgerow Hairstreak.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: July 27, 2022
Coordinator notes: Subspecies chalcis, other subspecies can occur in coastal San Diego County-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County