Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1355214

Sandia Hairstreak
Callophrys mcfarlandi

Observation date: May 05, 2023
Submitted by: Joshua C
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I finally found a caterpillar of this species!! Of the many Nolina plants at this location only this one was flowering today so I checked it for caterpillars, and after a few seconds of looking I spotted this one. It wasn't in a great location for photos but I was able to get some showing detail. After a few minutes it crawled farther down the flower stalk behind a sheath of some kind.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: May 09, 2023
Coordinator notes: good job, Joshua!
Checklist region(s): Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States