These tiny butterflies looked so different from any I’ve seen in the United States, different also from butterflies I met in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, many of the latter having flown a few miles from their usual haunts in Mexico. I met these Apharitis Acamas butterflies in the Upper Galilee region of the HolyLand/Israel, on Mt. Meron.
She has those silvery metallic strips on her wings, they are glimmering when the sunlight reflects off of them. The closest US butterflies to these, with similar metallic markings are the Metalmark butterflies. That seems to be where the similarities end.
What American butterflies, if any are related to these Apharitis?