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Eastern Tailed Blue Hairstreak

Cupido comyntas

Description:

I'm not sure what type of butterfly or moth this is, but it is plentiful in my yard and very difficult to photograph. I would guesstimate it is less than 1" tall and when seen from a couple feet away or more it looks pale blue.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Eastern Tailed-Blue Hairstreak
Cupido comyntas Eastern Tailed-Blue


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6 Comments

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

I am glad you got the correct Hairstreak because my brain doesn't compute which one it could be. HA!

Thank you! I didn't realize how obvious it was. ;-D

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/galle.... Here is the link for all the hairstreaks. They all look so similar. I hope you can find out which one is yours.

Cammie C. Jeffries
Cammie C. Jeffries 8 years ago

The color of the opened wings is where the difference is notable. Check out my Gray Haistreak here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/144...

Yours has the beautiful blue!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

I am not positive of the ID I put down. Take a look. Very pretty!

Uday
Uday 8 years ago

well clicked!

Virginia, USA

Spotted on Sep 25, 2012
Submitted on Sep 26, 2012

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