AKA Bramble Green Hairstreak
Size: 1.0 - 1.25 inches wingspan
Key ID features: Above both sexes light brown. Below bright grass-green, sometimes with broken white median line on HW. Below, green on FW restricted to the leading 1/3. Perches on shrubs or grasses, rarely on ground.
Similar species: Sheridan's perches on the ground, range of Western Green typically does not overlap.
Host plant: Lotus crassisfolius, Lotus nevadensis var. douglasii.
Habitat: Openings in Douglas-fir and Ponderosa pine forests, along road cuts and powerline corridors.
Range: North Coast Range, Western Cascades, NE Cascades, Siskiyou Mtns, Warner Mtns.
Season: Late March to mid-July
Conservation Status: Secure