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Great Purple Hairstreak

Atlides halesus

Description:

Hindwing with one short and one long tail. Abdomen is blue on top, red-orange beneath. Upperside black with wide-spread iridescent blue. Underside black with iridescent gold markings near tails. Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 2 inches (3.2 - 5.1 cm).

Habitat:

On guajillo bloom in wildlife habitat yard.

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joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 30, 2013
Submitted on May 5, 2013

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