Macro shot of a Juniper Hairstreak butterfly
Contributor:Guillermo Lopez Barrera / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:3511 x 2840 px | 29.7 x 24 cm | 11.7 x 9.5 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:9 February 2010
Location:Cuautitlan Izcalli, Estado de Mexico, Mexico
The Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus) is a butterfly native to North America. It belongs in the family Lycaenidae. The Juniper Hairstreak has many subspecies or races, some of which may even be separate species. The upper side of the "Olive" Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus gryneus) is tawny orange or a bronzy color in males, and blackish brown in females. The underside of the wings is bright green with a variable amount of brown scaling. There are two white postbasal spots and a white zigzag postmedian line edged inward with brown on the hind wing. Habitats include bluffs, open fields, barrens, and dry or rocky open places. They are almost always found near or on junipers in these habitats.