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Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus
The Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus) is a widespread butterfly of much of the eastern United States. In Texas, it is usually found near red cedar or ashe juniper. The individual in the top 4 images shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in March, 2008. These shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender. The Juniper Hairstreaks in central Texas, such as the one in the first four images shown here, is referred to as "Olive" Juniper Hairstreak (C. g. gryneus).
The next two shots of a Juniper Hairstreak show an early season individual in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in February, 2009. These 2 shots were taken with the same gear as the shots just before.
The Juniper Hairstreak shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in March, 2009.
The Juniper Hairstreak shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in February, 2010.
The next 4 images of Juniper 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. In the top 3 images the hairstreaks are on an Agarita bush, while in the 4th shot at right the hairstreak is visiting the tip of a Texas Bluebonnet.
The next 2 shots of a Juniper Hairstreak on a Prairie Verbena were taken in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in April, 2010, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus
This is the "Olive Juniper Hairstreak" C. g. gryneus
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
1 March 2013

Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus
This is the "Olive Juniper Hairstreak" C. g. gryneus
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
1 March 2013

Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus
This is the "Olive Juniper Hairstreak" C. g. gryneus
feeding on:
Antelope-Horns (Asclepias asperula ssp. asperula)
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
17 April 2013
Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus
This is the "Olive Juniper Hairstreak" C. g. gryneus
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
13 March 2014
Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus
This is the "Olive Juniper Hairstreak" C. g. gryneus
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
13 March 2014
Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus
This is the "Olive Juniper Hairstreak" C. g. gryneus
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
16 March 2015
Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus
This is the "Olive Juniper Hairstreak" C. g. gryneus
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
16 March 2015
Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus
This is the "Olive Juniper Hairstreak" C. g. gryneus
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
16 March 2015
Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus
This is the "Olive Juniper Hairstreak" C. g. gryneus
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
9 September 2015
Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus
This is the "Olive Juniper Hairstreak" C. g. gryneus
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
25 February 2016
Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
12 May 2016
Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
12 May 2016
Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
2 September 2016
Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
2 September 2016
Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
2 September 2016
Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus
Southeast Metro Park,
near Garfield,
Travis Co., Texas
1 March 2017
Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
6 March 2017
Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
14 March 2017
Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
15 April 2017