Callophrys siva siva

Siva Juniper Hairstreak

Callophrys siva siva is found in our eastern deserts in Inyo and San Bernardino Counties in April and May in Juniper Woodland habitat. There are records from the Old Woman Mountains and the Mescal Range, but it flies more commonly in Arizona, which is where I've seen it.

(Siva) Juniper Hairstreak - Callophrys siva siva
This Siva Juniper Hairstreak is from Arizona: Reddington Road in the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson. March 27, 2013.
(Siva) Juniper Hairstreak - Callophrys siva siva
This is a different individual from the same place, same day.

©Dennis Walker