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Species Callophrys johnsoni - Johnson's Hairstreak - Hodges#4311

Johnson's Hairstreak - Callophrys johnsoni - Callophrys johnsoni - female Johnson's Hairstreak - Callophrys johnsoni Johnson's Hairstreak - Callophrys johnsoni Hairstreak - Callophrys johnsoni Hairstreak - Callophrys johnsoni Hairstreak - Callophrys johnsoni
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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 johnsoni (Johnson's Hairstreak - Hodges#4311)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Callophrys johnsoni (Skinner, 1904)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet in honor of O.B. Johnson, Professor Emeritus of Zoology, University of Washington. (298).
Adult can be distinguished from similar Thicket Hairstreak (C. spinetorum) based on the following characteristics:
1) Dorsal side is orange-brown instead of blue
2) Submarginal black spots on ventral hindwing extends only halfway around hindwing
3) White postmedian line on ventral hindwing typically not as jagged as in spinetorum
4) No white cell-end bar on ventral forewing
Larva cannot be distinguished from Thicket Hairstreak
Above Identification comments provided by Mark Rainey (mcrainey) here.
Southern British Columbia to central California
Conifer forest
Mistletoes (Arceuthobium spp.)