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Satyrium favonius favonius
spotted on sandy ridge area of forest sanctuary
Eventhough this butterfly is damaged, it appears to have quite a bit of orange on the hind wing.
:) Logical is good; perfect is to laugh at. Everyone appreciates your interest and effort here, bayucca. I'm pleased to have added a new hairstreak to my list with your help.
I am glad you agree after my wrong hopper nymph ;-)...
That is the most logical choice, bayucca. The only other one I looked at that was similar in the amount of orange on the hindwing was the white letter hairstreak, a European species.
Good spotting series!
Although most important parts for ID is missing, I think there is no other choice than Satyrium favonius favonius. A wonderful example how effective the mimicry with the false head and eyes works in Lycaenidae.1 bite = 0 food = 1 life!!
Lat: 28.61, Long: -80.81
Spotted on Apr 27, 2012 Submitted on Apr 28, 2012