Colorado Hairstreak (LEP52) Hypaurotis crysalus


     A large spectacular hairstreak, the Colorado darts around scrub oaks in the Southwest.  Deep amethyst purple covers the upperside except for black margins, a black bar outside the forewing cell and bright orange spots in the corner of each wing.  The underside is warm bray-brown crossed by black-edged white bands, with orange spots and a band of sky blue around the outer edge.