Great Purple Hairstreak

Just curious about this little critter, any help welcomed. I’m having a hard time identifying him. Thanks for your help. Thanks,
Denise Cox

Hi Denise,
Happy New Year. This little beauty is a Great Purple Hairstreak, Atlides halesus. Its coloration is actually a vibrant iridescent blue when the wings are open. We wish you had provided us with a location, but we are guessing you are writing from Texas or Florida.

Good morning! Thank you for the quick response. You were right, Florida (Jacksonville) it is. He was just there for the viewing, and I just had to get a snap. Have a wonderful New Year! Thanks,
Denise Cox

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