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Great Purple Hairstreak

Atlides halesus

Description:

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.

Notes:

Spotted during Desert Institute birding field class.

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2 Comments

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
Spotted by
Sara Everett

Twentynine Palms, California, USA

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

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