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Description:

Small butterfly, wings about 1 in. These photos are all of the same butterfly, the color changed as it moved & the light sturck it from different angles. All the time it was on the ground, the hind wings were "sawing" up & down rapidly

Habitat:

Pine forest with manzanita & bitterbrush

7 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

very nice series!

DarleneKBoggs
DarleneKBoggs 8 years ago

Thanks for all your comments and the ID! This was the first of these I've seen & I was fascinated by it's wing movement & the color changes

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

very nice photos - thank you for sharing

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Lovely!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Beautiful!!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 8 years ago

Great find Darlene! It is definitely a hairstreak like Alice says. You've been here a while but....Welcome to Project Noah!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

It might be Nelson's Hairstreak?

DarleneKBoggs
Spotted by
DarleneKBoggs

Oregon, USA

Spotted on Jul 3, 2012
Submitted on Jul 9, 2012

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