My first photo in focus of this species for this park .
Lots of individuals today . Summer Lupine , it`s host plant, was nearby.
In coastal sage scrub hills.
Only one noted during a morning in coastal sage scrub hills.
One of these days I'll find a hairstreak that isn't a Gray... probably not at this location, but still. Every single one I see seems to be this species.
Lycaenidae is the second-largest family of butterflies (behind the Brush-footed butterflies), with over 5,000 species worldwide, whose members are also called gossamer-winged butterflies. They constitute about 40% of the known butterfly species.