White M Hairstreak Parrhasius m-album

A fairly uncommon and happenstance Hairstreak. Similar on the outside to the Oak but luscious blue on the inner surfaces. These flash and shine when this streak flies. That forward white spot is telling on the exterior. Not common anywhere in my area.

An early spring individual from Mel's camera and Monroe county.

Later spring shot from the northeast by Norm. Obviously very fresh. Note the distinct differences from the above.

Less than an award winning shot. But a lucky launch moment to show the very iridescent center that is distinctive in my state for a hairstreak.