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Sonoran Desert Butterflies and Moths
Atlides halesus (Great purple hairstreak)

 

 

 Atlides halesus

 Atlides halesus

 Atlides halesus

(Great purple hairstreak)
Habitat: Regular breeding resident in small numbers through much of Organ Pipe CNM.
Food Habits: flowers, gaudy, approachable

Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Lepidoptera
Family Lycaenidae - Blues, Hairstreaks, and Metal-marks
Genus Atlides
species halesus
variety Hairstreak butterfly

 

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