The little tails which move constantly are a hairstreak’s protection from predators. A hungry bird will grab that moving tail and as they break off, the butterfly flies away unscathed.
This one was on my jasmine which grows up my porch.
Sony W50, Bayou George, FL
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Beautiful little insectj
Gorgeous image and interesting info about the tails. Nice variety of jasmine too.
I liked this so much… Guess what?CONGRATULATIONS
This is really nice, love the photo
Oh, my! Thank you for my feature! I love these hairstreaks.
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