A Hairstreak Butterfly

I found this fellow in the Punta Gorda History Park. It’s a Grey Hairstreak. These have a bit of a disguise. The ends of the wing have little extensions that flutter about in the breeze. It almost look like there is a head with eyes and antenna at the back of the butterfly. This one is in good condition but I often see them with the fake antenna and part of the wing missing. It would appear that this is the result of a predator grabbing the wrong part for a meal. As usual, just click for a larger view.
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About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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One Response to A Hairstreak Butterfly

  1. Phil Lanoue says:

    Well that’s a cool looking critter!

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