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Great Purple Hairstreak

Atlides halesus corcorani

2 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 12 years ago
Great Purple Hairstreak
Atlides halesus corcorani
MarcoAntonio
MarcoAntonio 12 years ago
Atlides halesus corcorani


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9 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 12 years ago

What a beauty -must look lovely in flight !

MarcoAntonio
MarcoAntonio 12 years ago

Magic blue

bayucca
bayucca 12 years ago

The female.

oxyjack
oxyjack 12 years ago

Sorry, my spelling is off. The genus I'm talking about is Atlides.

oxyjack
oxyjack 12 years ago

Here's Altides halesus in flight, for example: https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2175/225...

oxyjack
oxyjack 12 years ago

We have other genera of hairstreak butterflies in the US. This one could belong to Altides.

WilliamWay
WilliamWay 12 years ago

It's wild

Helena K
Helena K 12 years ago

Nice

MartinL
MartinL 12 years ago

This looks like a fresh oakblue. Wings are deformed, or freshly forming. Aropala is the genus of most of these.
I thought these were oceanic and not from the new world. Is this wild or in captivity?

WilliamWay
Spotted by
WilliamWay

Dallas, Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 25, 2012
Submitted on Apr 29, 2012

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