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Photo#1190813
Green and Brown Skipper from the Texas Hill Country - Callophrys gryneus

Green and Brown Skipper from the Texas Hill Country - Callophrys gryneus
Wimberley and Blanco Texas area, Texas, USA
February 13, 2016
This guy likes to hang out in one area, and keeps his wings folded up most of the time. It's smaller than most of the other skippers that are all over the blooming rosemary. He has some dangly things on the backside, I'm sure to confuse predators.

I added a full-sized image of
I added a full-sized image of this butterfly, and other Hairstreaks, to my web site:
http://www.dl-digital.com/ButterfliesHillCountry.htm

Moved

Subspecies castalis
Texas Juniper Hairstreak based on location and the two aligned basal spots whereas
with subspecies gryneus the lower spot is usually aligned distally to the top spot.

ID
Hairstreak, Callophrys gryneus

 
Thanks MIke
I really appreciate the help.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Callophrys gryneus - Juniper Hairstreak
looks like subspecies gryneus rather than siva. Yes the tails are moved to confuse predators. Better to lose some tail rather than the head.

 
Many thanks
Cliff, thanks so much!

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