Strymon istapa clenchi - Mallow Scrub Hairstreak
This is the rarely-seen Strymon istapa clenchi, which I chanced upon while hiking Cactus Spring Trail on March 21, 2014.
Strymon istapa clenchi - Mallow Scrub Hairstreak
Showing a bit of the dorsal side. I'm not sure what is going on with the pale spot on the wing, and it flew off before I could see the left wing.
Strymon istapa clenchi - Mallow Scrub Hairstreak
Same trail, next year: April 5, 2015. Just saw one on this day. This one oviposited on Apricot Mallow buds.

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