Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 963852

Nelson's Hairstreak
Callophrys nelsoni

Observation date: May 20, 2014
Submitted by: gritgirlwa
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sunny, slightly windy and 70°F. Butterfly was alone and feeding on a red raspberry bush blossom. The dark triangular shading is not part of the wing coloring. It was a shadow cast by the raspberry plant's leaves. The butterfly (?) was sharing a blossoming red raspberry bush with Western Bumblebees and honeybees.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: May 22, 2014
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Washington, King County