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  Sighting 698132

Johnson's Hairstreak
Callophrys johnsoni

Observation date: May 07, 2004
Submitted by: pcastrovillo
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This was the second year that I observed C. johnsoni in the Horseshoe Bend, ID area (the first being 4 years earlier in 2000 - sighting #698122). This year 3 individuals were observed over a period of several days by me and D. Troechlell. All were seen in the same location, approx 1/2 mi E of where the first one was collected in 2000. They were at a roadside mud puddle in riparian habitat at the transition of sage steppe/forest. Elev approx 3500 ft. One specimen was collected and resides in the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History at The College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID.
Status: Resident
Verified by: kent
Verified date: February 16, 2012
Coordinator notes: Thank you - an important sighting
Checklist region(s): United States, Idaho, Boise County