5/366 | Great Purple Hairstreak

January 05, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

In a wooded, swampy area close to home I saw a raccoon sitting high up in a tree cavity, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, and a Great Purple Hairstreak, among other wildlife. Weather was absolutely beautiful and I relished the quiet. Here is the Great Purple Hairstreak aka Great Blue Hairstreak. It is a common gossamer-winged butterfly species in the U.S. The caterpillar larvae feed on mistletoe! I believe this may be a male, but not certain.

5/3665/366Great Purple Hairstreak

400mm | f/6.3 | ISO 640 | 1/640 sec


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