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Great Purple Hairstreak

Atlides halesus corcorani

2 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago
Great Purple Hairstreak
Atlides halesus corcorani
Atlides halesus corcorani


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9 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

What a beauty -must look lovely in flight !

MarcoAntonio
MarcoAntonio 9 years ago

Magic blue

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

The female.

oxyjack
oxyjack 9 years ago

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

oxyjack
oxyjack 9 years ago

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

oxyjack
oxyjack 9 years ago

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

WilliamWay
WilliamWay 9 years ago

It's wild

Helena K
Helena K 9 years ago

Nice

MartinL
MartinL 9 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
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WilliamWay

Dallas, Texas, USA

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

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