Sighting for April 20, 2013

Dennis Holmes

Near Grapevine flat and Barrel Spring just west of Baldy Mt. N39* 08.803' W122* 28.702'
Lake County, CA

Wide range of wear on about 8 individual Muirs’ Hairstreaks. The one pictured was the freshest. They were nectaring on shrubby low willows and staying mainly near the few water puddles still in the stream bed. Walk downstream (north) in and next to the stream bed.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Brown Elfin 4
  • Juniper Hairstreak 8
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Rural Skipper 1

'Muir's' Juniper Hairstreak