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Everes lacturnus, Cupido lacturnus
2 cm length, the "tail" always waving, to be able to outwit predators.
A brilliant photo, very crisp!
Great job on tracking it down!
I re-edit this spot, from EasternTailed-Blue TO Everes Cupid (Everes lacturnus/Cupido lacturnus) after confirming with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everes_lact... and http://www.fobi.web.id/v/lepido/f-lyc/ev...
I love to learn more on this subject, thank you
I just checked out your pic AshleyAkers and it does look similar. I was looking on BigGuide.com and the Hairstreaks look both like yours as well in form.I'm just trying to help:)BugGuide.com is helpful for many insects.
I have a picture that's similar to yours as well, though not as close and I think mine may have a had a little more black spots. Nice pic!
I have the same butterfly in my Noah with some color differences. Same alternating color on the antennae. Check it out. It is a "Hairstreak."
Joseph, there are "not found link" but thank you.
The last part of the URL after the second http: is //johnbokma.com/mexit/2007/07/04/hairstreak if the above URL leads nowhere.It looks like it didn't give you all the address on the above comment.Joe
Where I saw an exact copy of your butterfly is at http://www.google.mg/imgres?imgurl=http:...It shows a picture of your butterfly, but not the genus or species. It is under the heading of Hairstreak, though. Kindly yours, Joseph Bullock
Great! Isn't it fun to ID a new insect or spotting. I know I have learned a lot I had forgotten and much I didn't know:)
thanks Joseph..Eastern Tailed-Blue to? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Tai...
I take that back it is a Hairstreak Butterfly-Hypaurotis crysalus. Forgive me for misleading you. Do search for Hairstreak Butterfly and you can check it out for yourself :)
It is a Skipper. Just to find the genus and species. It looks similar to The Splendid Ochre- Trapezites symmomus on Ozanimals.org The coloration is different, though. Yours, is white.
Spotted on Jul 5, 2011 Submitted on Jul 5, 2011