Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Throughout the Piedmont and extreme western Coastal Plain. There is a hiatus in the central Coastal Plain, and it appears again near tidewater areas. There is just a single mountain record, from Macon County in 2003.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Uncommon to locally fairly common in the Piedmont; rare to absent in most of the Coastal Plain, but locally uncommon in tidewater areas near red cedars.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: Apparently two broods, quite extended in time for a Callophrys species. In the Piedmont, late March to mid-June, and late June to early September. The Coastal Plain flight probably has a gap between broods in late May or early June, but more data are needed. In both provinces, the gap between broods is narrow. Apparently absent over most of the mountains.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus) 08/07/07 · Wilkes County (P), NC