SOME NEW PHOTOS FROM THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY

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Red-lined Scrub-Hairstreak 11/27/2010  WBC Bentsen S.P.


   


Mercurial Skipper  11/12/2010 NABA Butterfly Park

  

If you plan on coming to the Rio Grande Valley you might like to download my 2010 Butterfly Checklist.  It is a WORD document and will open with most any word processor you have.
Here is the LINK





MORE PHOTOS BELOW

Falcon State Park, TX,  October 9 thru 16, 2007


East-Mexican White Skipper Heliopyrgus sublinea


  


Strophius Hairstreak  Allosmaitia strophius





Probable female Ruddy Hairstreak, Electrostrymon sangala (=hugon).     Slight chance it might be female Muted Hairstreak, Electrostrymon joya.
It is difficult if not impossible to differentiate female joya from hugon using  photographs





Big things come in small packages!
Scroll down for Telea Hairstreak AND Ruddy Hairstreak


Telea Hairstreak (Chlorostrymon telea)
Photographed 10/09/2007 at Falcon State Park, TX
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Telea Hairstreak (Chlorostrymon telea) 
Showing size comparison with Clytie Ministreak (Ministrymon clytie)
Photographed 10/09/2007 at Falcon State Park
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Telea Hairstreak and Mallow-scrub Hairstreak (Strymon istapa)
Photographed 10/09/2007 at FSP
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Ruddy Hairstreak male (Electrostrymon sangala)
Upper surface was orange.
Photographed 10/12/2007 at Falcon State Park,TX
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Happy Butterflying
Dave Hanson