Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1360757

"Apama" Western Green Hairstreak
Callophrys apama

Observation date: June 21, 2023
Submitted by: pauhana
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: July 02, 2023
Coordinator notes: Your suggested ID is correct...the species should actually be Callophrys affinis...apama is a subspecies (TL in Arizona...has a complete zig-zag white line on the underside of the hindwings). Our subspecies mostly east of the Continental Divide is homoperplexa which typically has just a one to three (few) white spots or just a remnant of that complete line (rarely is it complete like apama). Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Boulder County