New Butterfly Photographed – White-M Hairstreak

White-M Hairstreak

What are the odds of spotting a tiny sized butterfly you’ve never seen before in the middle of the mountains in New Paltz?  Pretty good apparently!

This actually took me a little while to identify and after a bit of research, I can confidently say it is a white-m hairstreak.  This butterfly was not listed on the Dutchess or Ulster County list, according to Butterflies & Moths of North America.  I came across the match looking at the Orange County list.

I ordered a butterfly field guide last week for times like these… it just needs to get here!

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