Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Bramble Hairstreak, Callorphrys perplexa, Hellhole Canyon, Escondido, California. These lovely little Southern California natives are a pearlescent green in the sun and really catch your eye. They are sometimes seen perching on the ground or on low shrubs near open pathways or other openings in the chaparral. Both the larvae/caterpillars and the adults are fond of Wild Buckwheat(Eriogonum fasciculatum).