Saturday, July 5, 2014

Bramble Green Hairstreak

These tailless Western green hairstreaks are beautiful, but tiny (an inch at best) and, therefore, very easy to miss. Their larval food consists mostly of buckwheat and deerweed. This pulchritudinous fellow was flitting about the blooms of a San Diego Sunflower (Viguiera laciniata) near the pond. 

3/20/10 Bramble Green Hairstreak (Callophrys dumetorum).

3/31/01 Photographed on the property (on Popcorn Flower) before the house was built.

FAMILY: Lycaenidae (Gossamer-Winged Butterflies)

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