Great Purple Hairstreak

First time I ever seen this hairstreak before, I usually see Red-banded or Grey, this was certainly a bonus on my trip to Chassahowitzka WMA.

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Great Purple Hairstreak | Photo by Alice Mary Herden 

To see this butterfly in person is amazing, the blue and orange colors are truly fantastic and what a cute face!

I wish I had more time photographing before it flew off, luckily their flight season is February – November so hopefully I will be able to get another chance.

Mistletoe is their host plant.

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The Great Purple Hairstreak | Alice Mary Herden




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