Apama Hairstreak

Callophrys affinis apama (W. H. Edwards, 1882)

Family: Lycaenidae

Status: Rare resident

NENHP Ranking: S1S2, Tier 2

Range: Various subspecies of C. affinis are found through much of the western United States. Subspecies homoperplexa is found in eastern portions of Wyoming and Colorado. In Nebraska it has been found in the southwest corner of the panhandle.

Broods/Flight Times: One extended brood peaking in late June

Larval Hostplant(s): Buckwheats (Eriogonum sp.)

Habitat: This species is found in rocky outcrops in the southern panhandle.

Found at: I-80 Mile Marker 1, Sidney I-80 East Rest Area

Overwinter: As pupae

Similar Species: Juniper Hairstreak


Apama Hairstreak, Sidney East I-80 Rest Area, Photo by J. Nikkila
Apama Hairstreak – dorsal
Apama Hairstreak – ventral
Apama Hairstreak – dorsal
Apama Hairstreak – ventral

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