Apparently the Behr’s Hairstreak are quite abundant, but I had never seen one before. Look for them on bitterbrush in hot dusty terrain, along roads and edges of the forest. I found these at the puddle located along the highline path, and it was quite hot and dusty. They also occur in Washington, but in a narrower range.
W Boundary Road, Klamath County, Oregon
42.87048, -121.84779 At the puddle beside Sand Creek
July 8, 2023
- Check bitterbrush bushes where sulphur-flower buckwheat is also found.
- May to September, with peak in June-July
- Supposedly, it will be easier to photograph when preoccupied nectaring.