Colorado Hairstreak
Hypaurotis crysalus citima

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Male Dorsal
Male Dorsal
Female Dorsal

Male Ventral
Male Ventral

Female Ventral
Female ventral

Photos ©Nicky Davis
Jacque Wolfe collected ova 20 February 2011, Neff Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah
Ova hatched 19 May 2011, 2nd instar 23 May, 3rd instar 26 May,  4th instar 29 May, Pupa 5 June,  adults began emerging
19 June 2011

Photos of Specimen

Life History
Eggs:  overwinter as eggs
Larva:  20 days
Pupa:  15 days

Neff's Canyon - April 1, 2007
Elevation - 5558 feet
N. 40.40.623,  W. 111.46.580

Host Plant

Gambel's Oak - Quercus gambelii

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