Hairstreaks and Elfins
Appearance: Below, green with a nearly straight white postmedian line (“white-lined” population); above, pale to dark brown.
Size: Small; 3/4 to 7/8 inch
Habitat: Open hillsides, canyon slopes and washes
Season: Early Spring (April to May)
Larval Foodplant: Various species of Buckwheat (Eriogonum)
Did You Know…
One of the earliest spring-emerging species and often found on Salt-and-Pepper (Lomatium orientale) locally.
Species Gallery (click to enlarge)