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Juniper hairstreak

Callophrys gryneus


Small green butterfly from the Lycaenidae family.


Semi rural wildlife habitat.


On hyssop (agustache) & coreopsis in the butterfly garden.

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KarenL 9 years ago

Thank you Mayra!

MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Wow!!! Wonderful Karen!

KarenL 9 years ago

I was thrilled to see this guy back again today & be able to get a few more photos. Check out photo #4 - you can see a big drop of nectar on its proboscis!

KarenL 9 years ago

Thanks Lars! It was a very vivid shade of green but actually well camouflaged amongst the stems of the plant.

LarsKorb 9 years ago

great pattern!

KarenL 9 years ago

This is the first I've seen here Cindy - & it didn't hang around long enough for me to get great shots. Hopefully it will be back!
Thanks Jacob - we are really blessed with butterflies here - I think over 50 different species at the last count!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

It is amazing how exotic they are!

These are so cute. I wish we had green ones here.

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Franklin, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Jul 8, 2012
Submitted on Jul 8, 2012

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