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Freak Hairstreak

Observed: 13th July 2009 By: Rob ColemanInvertebrates expert

This is a purple hairstreak that at first glance looked freshly emerged with wings not yet fully extended. However, it was still the same several hours later...does anyone know what might be wrong with it?

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Species with which Purple Hairstreak (Neozepyrus quercus) interacts


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Looks like it sat in the

Looks like it sat in the wrong place when it first tried to pump up it's wings and fouled on something or had problems emerging from the pupa.