Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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  Sighting 1279314

Great Purple Hairstreak
Atlides halesus

Observation date: October 23, 2020
Submitted by: ReggieGal
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: S.Carolina butterfly garden. Species was on a New England Aster
Status: Resident
Verified by: Dennis Forsythe
Verified date: November 09, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, South Carolina, Jasper County