|Copyright: Denis Doucet (Sawwhet)
|Date Taken: 2007-07-31|
|Camera: Nikon D 50, sigma 70-300 apo macro|
|Exposure: f/25.0, 1/60 seconds|
|Details: Tripod: Yes|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-10-03 16:59|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Striped Hairstreak is a widespread but generally uncommon to rare small North American butterfly. It is most often encountered in forest openings, thickets, suburban trails and gardens.Its flight season in New Brunswick, Canada runs from early July to late August but may begin as early as May further south. It utilizes a variety of host plants in the family Rosaceae, such as Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.), Cherries (Prunus spp.) and several other deciduous woody plants such as in the heath family (Ericaceae). Its life cycle includes a single brood per year, with the eggs overwintering.|
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies (excluding skippers))
Family Lycaenidae (Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Harvesters)
Subfamily Theclinae (Hairstreaks)
Species liparops (Striped Hairstreak)
Range:Southwestern Canada to Canadian Maritimes and Maine in the north, south to Florida and over to Texas.
Wingspan: 21-28 mm, overall size 25-39 mm
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- [2011-10-03 18:51]
Excellent presentation of this rare butterfly. The light is really magical & the bokeh really enhances this hairstreak's hues & finer features. Impressive focus & a perfect low POV. Well done indeed!
- [2011-10-03 19:38]
Another attractive post showing wonderful detail and beautiful coloration. Love the close crop and pleasing exposure. Nice low POV and very informative notes.
nice work Denis Doucet..welcome to Treknature!
- [2011-10-04 7:17]
Beautiful species with good lighting and colors, pleasing one. tfs.
Ciao Denis, great macro of lovely little butterfly on a beautiful lighting BG, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio