Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)

In NC, Juniper Hairstreaks mostly occur in the piedmont in association with their host plant, Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana). Another population occurs along the immediate coast associated with J. silicicola. They are generally uncommon and have two broods, flying from March into early September.
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus) Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus gryneus)
Orange Co., NC
21 June 2007

Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus) Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Orange Co., NC
21 June 2007
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Orange Co., NC
21 June 2007

Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus) Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Orange Co., NC
21 June 2007
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Orange Co., NC
21 June 2007

Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus) Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Orange Co., NC
25 May 2007

Juniper Hairstreaks are quite variable in the amount of green and brown they exhibit.


Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus) Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus) Note the varying amount of green vs. rust in different individuals of the same population.
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Caswell Co., NC
5 May 2006
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Caswell Co., NC
5 May 2006

Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus) Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Orange Co., NC
5 May 2006
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Orange Co., NC
5 May 2006

Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus) Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Korstian Divison, Duke Forest
Orange Co., NC
5 May 2004
Hillsborough Divison, Duke Forest
Orange Co., NC
29 May 2004

Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Orange Co., NC
11 June 2008

Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus) Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Nectaring on Pycnanthemum tenuifolium
Blackwood Division of Duke Forest
Orange Co., NC
16 July 2003
Nectaring on Chrysanthemum leucanthemum
Eno River State Park State Park
Orange Co., NC
29 May 2003

Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus) Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Caswell Co., NC
10 May 2010
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Caswell Co., NC
10 May 2010

Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Caswell Co., NC
10 May 2010

Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus) Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Orange Co., NC
16 July 2003
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Orange Co., NC
16 July 2003

Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus) Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Orange Co., NC
14 Aug 2011
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Orange Co., NC
14 Aug 2011

Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus) Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Caswell Co., NC
10 May 2010

Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus gryneus) Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus gryneus)
Durham Co., NC
19 Aug 2007

Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus gryneus) Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus gryneus)
Orange Co., NC
5 May 2006

Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus) Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus gryneus)
Durham Co., NC
15 Sep 2010
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus) Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus gryneus)
Durham Co., NC
15 Sep 2010
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus) Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus gryneus)
Durham Co., NC
15 Sep 2010

Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
New Hanover Co., NC
14 May 2013

Coastal individuals in NC (such as this worn individual) feed on Southern Redcedar (Juniperus silicicola) as caterpillars.


Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus chalcosiva) Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus chalcosiva)
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus chalcosiva)
Westgard Pass, CA
18 July 2007
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus chalcosiva)
Westgard Pass, CA
18 July 2007

'Nelson's' Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus nelsoni) 'Nelson's' Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus nelsoni)
'Nelson's' Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus nelsoni)
Very worn individual
Meadow along road to Fresno Dome, ~5000'
Madera Co., CA
10 July 2007
'Nelson's' Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus nelsoni)
Very worn individual
Meadow along road to Fresno Dome, ~5000'
Madera Co., CA
10 July 2007

Siva Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus siva) Siva Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus siva)
'Siva' Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus siva)
Buffalo Jump, Gallatin Co., MT
9 June 2016
'Siva' Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus siva)
Buffalo Jump, Gallatin Co., MT
9 June 2016

Siva Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus siva)
'Siva' Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus siva)
Arrow Creek Breaks, Fergus Co., MT
8 June 2016

'Siva' Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus siva)
Royal Gorge, Fremont Co., CO
11 July 2016

'Siva' Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus siva)
Four Mile Creek, Teller Co., CO
11 July 2016
'Siva' Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus siva)
Royal Gorge, Fremont Co., CO
11 July 2016

'Siva' Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus siva)
Royal Gorge, Fremont Co., CO
11 July 2016

'Siva' Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus siva)
Royal Gorge, Fremont Co., CO
11 July 2016
'Siva' Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus siva)
Royal Gorge, Fremont Co., CO
11 July 2016


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