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Great Purple Hairstreak

Atlides halesus

Description:

Abdomen is black above, red-orange below. Upperside, iridescent blue. Underside, black with iridescent gold marks near tails. Larval food is mistletoe. Caterpillar is green and covered with short green or yellow orange hairs.

Habitat:

Wooded areas with trees infested with mistletoe. These were spotted feeding on a guajillo in an open area with woods all around.

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2 Comments

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 10 years ago

Beautiful!

harsuame
harsuame 10 years ago

Fascinate muy bella, buenas series

joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 18, 2012
Submitted on Apr 20, 2012

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