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Colorado Hairstreak

Hypaurotis crysalus

Description:

Wingspan about 30 mm, colored distinctively as shown.

Habitat:

Alighting on the top of stunted Gambel's Oak trees in otherwise mixed conifer forest habitat along dusty road. Elevation about 7,000 ft.

Notes:

This butterfly is the Colorado State Insect.

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BugEric
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BugEric

Colorado, USA

Spotted on Aug 18, 2014
Submitted on Aug 30, 2014

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