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Great Purple Hairstreak
Atlides halesus
The Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus) occurs across the southern United States southward to Guatemala. The first 3 shots shown here were taken in March, 2004, in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, with a Canon EOS 10D and EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS lens and 2X extender.
The shot shown here was taken in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in November, 2002, with a Canon EOS 1V and an EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L lens and 1.4X extender on Fuji 100 film.
The next 11 shots of Great Purple Hairstreak were taken in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in October, 2009, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The Great Purple Hairstreak shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in November, 2009. This image was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The next 6 shots of Great Purple Hairstreak were taken in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in March, 2010, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The Great Purple Hairstreak in the next three shots was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in March, 2011. These images were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
Great Purple Hairstreak
Atlides halesus
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
7 November 2013
Great Purple Hairstreak
Atlides halesus
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
7 November 2013
Great Purple Hairstreak
Atlides halesus
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
7 November 2013
Great Purple Hairstreak
Atlides halesus
foraging on Verbesina virginica (Frostweed)
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
14 October 2014
Great Purple Hairstreak
Atlides halesus
foraging on Verbesina virginica (Frostweed)
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
14 October 2014
Great Purple Hairstreak
Atlides halesus
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
3 November 2015
Great Purple Hairstreak
Atlides halesus
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
8 October 2016
Great Purple Hairstreak
Atlides halesus
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
8 October 2016
Great Purple Hairstreak
Atlides halesus
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
8 October 2016
Great Purple Hairstreak
Atlides halesus
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
24 October 2016
Great Purple Hairstreak
Atlides halesus
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
24 October 2016
Great Purple Hairstreak
Atlides halesus
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
24 October 2016
Great Purple Hairstreak
Atlides halesus
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
24 October 2016
Great Purple Hairstreak
Atlides halesus
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
24 October 2016