Great Purple Hairstreak Butterfly   2 comments

Great Purple Hairstreak Butterfly — Image by kenne

The great purple hairstreak, Atlides halesus (Cramer), is a fascinating butterfly.  Although its preferred
and most frequently used common name is great purple hairstreak, it does not have any accurate purple
coloring. A few publications use the name great blue hairstreak, which is more appropriate.
I spotted this guy on our patio

— kenne

2 responses to “Great Purple Hairstreak Butterfly

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  1. Ha, I can imagine exclaiming this when meeting a friend who has experimented with the hair dye. “Great purple hairstreak!!”

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