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Juniper Hairstreak

Callophrys gryneus


Small butterfly, colored as shown on the underside of the wings.


Hundreds of these were nectaring on chokecherry and lilac flowers along a hedgerow that also included cedar trees, the larval host plant. The windbreak bordered a vast open field adjacent to an artificial reservoir.

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Kansas, USA

Lat: 38.86, Long: -98.85

Spotted on May 4, 2014
Submitted on May 15, 2014

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