Monday, July 14, 2008

Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)




Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)

Other common names: Cedar Hairstreak, Olive Hairstreak
Range: Throughout most of the United States, but more heavily concentrated in the west.
Larval host: Junipers and cedars
Adult food: A wide variety of flowers. (This one was nectaring from Slender Mountain Mint.)

Links:
BugGuide Species Page
Butterflies and Moths of North America

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8 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a beautiful butterfly. I have never seen this one. There ars so many butterflies one could spend a life time trying to see them all.

Louise said...

It's pretty. I've never seen one, I don't think. I'll have to keep an eye out.

AphotoAday said...

Super nice shot! The lines in the background really add to the composition...   Great work and information, as always.

smilnsigh said...

Oh happy sigh... Beautiful! He's on a "pics of pretty" kick again! Oh joy!!!

Now don't go and burst my balloon with ugly bugs tomorrow, will you? Please... There must be more lovely butterflies and lovely wild flowers to snap. Must be. Must be. Must be. :-))))

Mari-Nanci

laughingwolf said...

what a neat wee guy, thx marvin :)

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

I've never seen one like this before. It's beautiful!

Tom said...

Marvin- Great shot. These are found in extreme southern Ohio, I'm guessing they are little more common out your way. I've never seen one,they are quite a handsome butterfly. I'm thinking that color scheme would be great for one of the rooms in our new house!

Tom

bevson said...

Wow. Great shot. I have never seen a green/olive butterfly before. Maybe it's too cold up here.