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Species Callophrys affinis - Western Green Hairstreak - Hodges#4305

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Classification
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 affinis (Western Green Hairstreak - Hodges#4305)
Hodges Number
4305
Other Common Names
Bramble Hairstreak, Immaculate Bramble Hairstreak, Immaculate Hairstreak
Identification
There's a wide variation in appearance, geographically and even in local populations. The color varies from solid green to half green, half brown, and some have white spots.
Range
West coast and east to Colorado, and south to Arizona.
Habitat
Chaparral, sagebrush, and foothill openings.
Season
As early as February and as late as July depending on location.
Food
Buckwheats and deerweed.
Life Cycle
one brood
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