Pine Elfin? That green tinge though hmm. Unless it is a trick of the light.
Since they are related to Hairstreaks the wing shifting is a shared behavior.
Any White Pines nearby? Kevin
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Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2008 7:43
Subject: [VTLEPS] HELP with ID
This butterfly was on the trail at Equinox
(Manchester) near the pond in a wooded area. I had
camera, no net, binoculars that don't have close
butterfly settled on the trail, appeared
to shift wings back and forth like
a hairstreak. I
approached on all fours, creeping closer and closer
in a sudden swoop I caught it in my hand.
Unfortunately, it was quite
mangled. These are the
photos I took at home. It starts to
I try to open it up so I"m hoping there are
clues here to get an identification.
Also on the trail were
several Mourning Cloaks and