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Juniper Hairstreak

Callophrys gryneus

Description:

Widespread and variable. Western and eastern populations were once considered separate species but have been found to hybridize. Western: Upperside of male dull red-brown, female tawny; both with dark brown costa and wing borders. Underside of forewing rust-red; hindwing dull to bright green with irregular white line edged inwardly with red-brown. Eastern: Upperside of male dark brown with olive-colored sheen, female blackish brown. Underside green; forewing with tawny base, hindwing with 2 white spots near base and irregular white line edged inwardly with red-brown. Wing Span: 1 - 1 1/4 inches (2.6 - 3.2 cm).

Habitat:

Almond Verbena in wildlife habitat yard.

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joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Texas, USA

Spotted on Jul 27, 2013
Submitted on Jul 28, 2013

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