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Thicket Hairstreak 
Callophrys spinetorum

Much like the Great Blue Hairstreak, the Thicket Hairstreak is another reclusive, rarely seen species, though seemingly more common in the coastal Santa Lucias than the interior Gabilan range.  However it is reliable and regular on a small ridge above the upper end of Pine Canyon Rd., just south and west of the upper locked gate.  


Though access is difficult, additional peaks and ridges could be searched in this area in May-June.  Later summer flights are also possible.

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Recent Results

no recent surveys

Recommended sites

upper Pine Cyn Rd - drive to the upper gate at the end of the dirt road and park on a pullout about 1/4 mi. south of the gate; look for a partially overgrown fire road that winds upslope to the south; walk about 1/2 mile to the ridge and check the chaparral growth at the high point; multiple hairstreaks often chase around the shrub tops


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