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Insect Series / #AS175W Southern redcedar

Juniperus virginiana Linnaeus, 1753 Cupressaceae Polliantor wind
With Butterfly Caterpillar
Juniper Hairstreak Callophrys [Mitoura] gryneus Hübner, 1819 Lycaenidae
North America

Southern redcedar trees and hairstreak butterflies are distributed throughout the world. Many species of the cypress family are caterpillar hosts to these non-migratory butterflies in coastal plain and maritime forests.

Adult juniper hairstreaks feed on nectar from a variety of coastal plants like beach sunflowers and seaside daisies. Ants eat the caterpillar’s sugary excrement while defending the caterpillar from predator and parasite.

Original watercolor image 11” x 9¼” 260lb HP
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Insect Series / #AS175W Southern Redcedar


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