Shiny gray butterfly with orange, black and white markings. It has a black and white ribbon tail, striped antenna and legs. "One tail on hindwing. Upperside blue-gray with large red spot near tail. Underside of spring/fall form is dark gray, summer form is paler gray. Relatively straight postmedian line is white, bordered with orange on the inside edge." - BugGuide
green bean vine in backyard garden. "The most widespread hairstreak in North America." - BugGuide
The caterpillar can be seen at spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/710...
Lat: 33.14, Long: -117.05
Spotted on Jul 25, 2012
Submitted on Jul 26, 2012