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Great Purple Hairstreak

Atlides halesus


This great purple hairstreak was perched on an arrowweed bush near mesquite trees and mistletoe colonies along the Oasis of Mara Nature Trail in Joshua Tree National Park.


Spotted during Desert Institute birding field class.

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Robb Hannawacker
Robb Hannawacker 7 years ago

I've seen more of these in the Cottonwood Spring area, in the month of February, 2014, than I had ever seen before. Very bold colors!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah, Sara Everett,
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Sara Everett
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Sara Everett

Twentynine Palms, California, USA

Spotted on May 4, 2014
Submitted on May 5, 2014

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