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May 19, 2017 08:09 |  #1

For years I've never gotten a sharp photo of a Blue Hairstreak's eyes. The entire butterfly is in focus, but the eyes look fuzzy. Now I know why:


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May 19, 2017 08:49 |  #2

Yes, They have some hairy eyes alright. I wish I knew why that is so.

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May 20, 2017 00:32 |  #3

Good shot.
One theory re hairy eyes in insects is it makes cleaning pollen off the eyes easier. The phenomenon does seem to occur in insects that come into contact with flower pollen.
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May 21, 2017 10:33 |  #4

Great capture.

Thus the phrase "given them the hairy eyeball". ;)


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