First Flight

Butterflies are fragile, we all know that. Nevertheless, some species are particularly fragile. All it takes is some time in the air, and their beautiful wings start showing damage.

Hairstreaks are butterflies that have a unique set of details. The tail of their wings is one of them. They’re also known to having a short flight time (that is max a couple weeks). Bottom line, it doesn’t take much for such wings to loose their beauty. Catching a freshly hatched specimen is a special moment. Here’s a couple photos of a White-letter Hairstreak (Satyrium w-album), most likely on it’s virgin flight.

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