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Photo#57563
California Hairstreak? - Satyrium sylvinum

California Hairstreak? - Satyrium sylvinum
Sunol Regional Wilderness Area, California, USA
June 13, 2006
I don't know what this is. The closest thing I can find with this pattern is maybe a very worn California Hairstreak. It'd definitely something in Lycaenidae, but it doesn't have enough spotting to be a copper or a blue. I'm stumped. Any help is appreciated.

Moved
Moved from Satyrium.

Moved
Moved from Butterflies.

ID
It looks like it might be a worn Western Tailed-Blue (Everes amyntula) that lost its tail.

 
Wing Spot
The colors on the wing spot would need to have the black on the outside, not on the inside for a tailed blue, but I could be wrong. I think it's something that has lost its tail

 
ID
You're right, maybe Sylvan Hairstreak (Satyrium sylvinus) is a another possibility.

 
Satyrium
I agree with Satyrium sylvinus ... minus a tail.

 
Thanks for the ID J.D.
Thanks for the ID J.D.

 
ID
I'm going to move it to the genus level, since further identification seems unlikely

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