Banded Hairstreak Butterfly

I was out in the yard looking for macro subjects after the Tropical Storm Isaias. In our community we had a few large branches come down from the strong winds, but nothing too major from what we saw during an early morning walk. We did not loose power, but 40% of our town lost power and close by towns were without power. Apparently it will take days for all power to be up again. A lot of the roads are closed and takes hours to try to get anywhere. Even close by stores are probably without power also, from what neighbors said that tried.
In the yard we found a Banded Hairstreak Butterfly in a Dwarf Alberta Spruce by our front door. I was able to get a few images before it disappeared in the Alberta Spruce. I was using a Sigma 150mm macro with a Canon 2x teleconverter.Banded Hairstreak_v2_150mm_2x_7D__MG_1757

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12 Comments on “Banded Hairstreak Butterfly

    • Thanks! It was the first one I have seen! So it was fun to photograph it! But then it went deeper in the bush so I lost any more opportunities

    • Thanks Donna! It was new to me also! I have 2 main books I use for butterfly ID’ing. And in my main one it was not in it at all. But my small backup book listed it! I was disappointed that it just disappeared into the Dwarf Alberta Spruce so I could not get closer shots.

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