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Eastern Tailed Blue Hairstreak

Cupido comyntas


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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CarolSnowMilne 10 years ago

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

MelindaRhotenFleming 10 years ago

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

CarolSnowMilne 10 years ago 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 10 years ago

The color of the opened wings is where the difference is notable. Check out my Gray Haistreak here:

Yours has the beautiful blue!

CarolSnowMilne 10 years ago

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

Uday 10 years ago

well clicked!

Virginia, USA

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

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