Apama / Western Green Hairstreak
Callophrys affinis apama (W. H. Edwards, 1882)
Status: Rare resident
NENHP Ranking: S1S2 Tier 2
Range: Various subspecies of C. affinis are found through much of the western United States. In Nebraska it has been found in the southwest corner of the panhandle.
Larval Hostplant(s): Buckwheats (Eriogonum sp.).
Broods/Flight Times: One extended flight from mid-May through June.
Overwintering: As pupae.
Habitat: Rocky knolls and prairies in the vicinity of their hostplants.
Avg. Wingspan: 1 – 1 1/8 inches
Found at: I-80 Mile Marker 1, Sidney I-80 East Rest Stop