Hairstreak Butterfly

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There are many small butterflies and among them are the hairstreaks. I had a look in a number of reference books and had no luck in finding a specific name for this hairstreak. This poor fellow is getting on and its wings are fraying. It is more difficult to get butterflies face on and if you do try it, it may be at the expense of determining their taxonomy precisely. I find the faces more interesting than the taxonomy, but entomologists, specifically lepidopterists, are free to disagree 🙂

4 responses

  1. I use a book by Rick Cech. It is large but very good for skippers.

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    September 20, 2015 at 1:41 am

  2. This is a lovely pose, and I agree about the face shot. What an interesting name – such a soft and almost powdery look.


    September 20, 2015 at 6:48 pm

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