Monday, April 28, 2008

Gray Hairstreak


My first Gray Hairstreak of the year and the first for Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary for 2008.

5 comments:

corey said...

That is one cool-looking butterfly!

Jochen said...

True, it looks like a sunset over a mountain peak.

Patrick Belardo said...

Corey, they're actually pretty common since they use oaks as host plants. They are quite small (smaller than a quarter), but can be found flitting about through much of the spring and summer. The hairstreaks in the east can be tough to ID, but many have distinct markings.

Jochen, right on! I never thought of it that way, but it definitely does.

Jochen said...

Well, as long as they're always sitting upside down, I guess.

Mel said...

Pretty! Never seen one of those :(