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Callophrys loki thornei (J. Brown, 1983)
(Thorne's Hairstreak)

Larval Foodplants & Habitats

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Callophrys thornei habitat: Otay Mountain, San Diego Co., CA USA 5-III-08

Callophrys thornei foodplant: Cupressus forbesii ("Tecate Cypress")
Dark green plants in the distance at the center of the photo
Otay Mountain, San Diego Co., CA USA 5-III-08

Callophrys thornei foodplant: Cupressus forbesii ("Tecate Cypress")
Dark green plants in the distance at the center of the photo
Otay Mountain, San Diego Co., CA USA 5-III-08

Callophrys thornei foodplant: Cupressus forbesii ("Tecate Cypress")
They are the taller dark green plants in the photo
Otay Mountain, San Diego Co., CA USA 5-III-08

Callophrys thornei foodplant: Cupressus forbesii ("Tecate Cypress")
A typical grove of them along with adult nectar plant Ceanothus tomentosus ("Ramona Lilac")
Otay Mountain, San Diego Co., CA USA 5-III-08

Callophrys thornei foodplant: Cupressus forbesii ("Tecate Cypress")
C. forbesii shown next to adult nectar source Ceanothus tomentosus ("Ramona Lilac")
Otay Mountain, San Diego Co., CA USA 5-III-08

Callophrys thornei on its larval foodplant: Cupressus forbesii
Otay Mountain, San Diego Co., CA USA 5-III-08

Callophrys thornei adult nectar source: Ceanothus tomentosus ("Ramona Lilac")
Otay Mountain, San Diego Co., CA USA 5-III-08

Callophrys thornei nectaring onCeanothus tomentosus ("Ramona Lilac")
Otay Mountain, San Diego Co., CA USA 5-III-08

Callophrys thornei of Callophrys thornei
Little Cedar Canyon, Otay Mountain, San Diego Co., CA, USA, February 2002
Prior to the October 2003 fire

Callophrys thornei of Callophrys thornei
Little Cedar Canyon, Otay Mountain, San Diego Co., CA, USA, 16-I-2005
nearly 15 months after the October 2003 fire

Callophrys thornei larval foodplant: Cupressus forbesii ("Tecate Cypress")
Closed cones show that this plant is at least 12 years old
Otay Mountain, San Diego Co., CA USA 5-III-08

Callophrys thornei larval foodplant: Cupressus forbesii ("Tecate Cypress")
Photo taken after the October 2003 fire, showing how fire causes the cones to open up


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