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Coastal Green Hairstreak

Callophrys dumetorum

Description:

Coastal Green Hairstreak (Callophrys dumetorum) feeding on a Seaside Daisy (Erigeron glaucus).

Habitat:

On a Seaside Daisy (Erigeron glaucus) at Pt. Lobos State Preserve Hike.

Notes:

The Coastal Green Hairstreak, Bramble Green Hairstreak, or Bluish Green Hairstreak (Callophrys dumetorum) is butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in coastal California and rarely in inland California. Subspecies oregonensis is known as the Oregon Green Hairstreak. The wingspan is 25–32 mm. Adults are on wing from March to May in one generation. Larvae have been recorded on Lotus scoparius, Eriogonum fasciculatum, Eriogonum latifolium, and Eriogonum nudum. Adults feed on flower nectar. Wikipedia

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8 Comments

misako
misako 5 years ago

Thank you James Nelson--this beautiful butterfly was very cooperative and was busy feeding on the flower for several minutes while I took photos of it.

misako
misako 5 years ago

Thank you acreamoth99!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 5 years ago

Butterflies are not always easy to capture...you nailed this one. Great shot!

misako
misako 7 years ago

Thank you TicThapanya!

TicThapanya
TicThapanya 7 years ago

very beautiful butterfly

misako
misako 7 years ago

Thank you Mayra and Mona!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

Stunning pictures.. !! I really like the green pastel color.. It's very nice.

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Beautiful colors!!

misako
Spotted by
misako

California, USA

Spotted on Apr 13, 2013
Submitted on May 5, 2013

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