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Subspecies Callophrys dumetorum dumetorum - Lotus Hairstreak

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Lycaenidae (Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Harvesters)
Subfamily Theclinae (Hairstreaks)
Tribe Eumaeini
Genus Callophrys
Species dumetorum (Lotus Hairstreak - Hodges#4301)
Subspecies dumetorum (Lotus Hairstreak)
Other Common Names
Bramble Hairstreak
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Previously called C. perplexa perplexa, but see Scott et al. 2012.
The common form of much of California and north into Washington, distinguished by brown under the front wing. Some authors are separating these as separate species (likely not far from the truth).