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Sweadner's Juniper Hairstreak - Callophrys gryneus

Sweadner's Juniper Hairstreak - Callophrys gryneus
Chickasawhatchee WMA, Dougherty County, Georgia, USA
March 14, 2011
Note lower tail especially long. Eyespot with less orange, more black.(1)(2)

This specimen was located at the extreme northern range of the sweadneri race/subspecies and the extreme southern range of the gryneus race/subspecies in the southwestern portion of Georgia.

The Juniper Hairstreak was published in American Butterflies, Volume 19: Number 1, Spring 2011, pages 44 - 45. The caption read in part: Juniper Hairstreaks are uncommon in southern Georgia and have features that are intermediate between 'Olive" Juniper Hairstreaks to the north and 'Sweadner's' Juniper Hairstreaks to the south.

On Nothoscordum bivalve.