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Sandia Hairstreak Butterfly (Callophrys mcfarlandi)

photograph of a sandia hairstreak butterfly on a cholla blossom
A Sandia Hairstreak butterfly (Callophrys mcfarlandi) as it sits on a cholla blossom. The Sandia Hairstreak is relatively rare -- it was only first discovered in 1960 -- and is New Mexico's state butterfly.
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