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Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak
Photo Information
Copyright: Denis Doucet (Sawwhet) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 92] (409)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-31
Categories: Insects
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
Viewed: 2824
Points: 10
[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)
Tribe Eumaeini
Genus Satyrium
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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Hello Denis,

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!



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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-10-03 19:38]

Hello Denis,
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!
George Veltchev

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-10-04 7:17]

Beautiful species with good lighting and colors, pleasing one. tfs.

simply lovely; says 'hello sunshine' to me! AWESOME

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

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