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Oak Hairstreak Butterfly

Satyrium favonius

Description:

Just spotted this lovely little butterfly this morning. It was rubbing its back wings together which is a defense mechanism for predators. It makes them think the back is the head.

Habitat:

Urban veggie garden.

Notes:

http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/speci...

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Emeryville, California, USA

Lat: 37.83, Long: -122.28

Spotted on Sep 9, 2011
Submitted on Sep 9, 2011

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