Butterfly, Butterflies! Caterpillar Host & Butterfly Food: Aquamarine Hairstreak, Oenomaus ortygnus

Butterfly: Aquamarine Hairstreak

Caterpillar Host: annona species

Butterfly Food: White Plumbago, Bluemist Flower (eupatorium)

Family
Hairstreaks

Scientific Name: Oenomaus ortygnus

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Posted by TexasPuddyPrint on Nov 1, 2010 6:27 PM CST:
ID: Topside is blue with black borders. Underside is gray with hints of white and a silver sheen. Both forewing and hindwing have some black spots and markings. Hindwing has light blue marking near tails. A bit larger than the usual hairstreaks 1 1/8 - 1 1/2 inches (3-3.8 cm) in size.

Flight season: Rare stray to south Texas in the fall season.

Caterpillar food: annona

Adult Food: Have seen this butterfly nectaring on white plumbago and bluemist flower.


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