Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus)

Great Purple Hairstreak Butterfly Characteristics

The Great Purple is one of the largest in the Hairstreak family. Its primary coloration is dark gray/purple, with red spots on the wings, and an orange abdomen.

Size: 1.25" - 1.75"

Great Purple Hairstreak Butterfly Life Cycle Stages and Times

Stage Typical Duration
Egg stage 4 to 6 days
Caterpillar (larval) stage 3 to 4 weeks
Chrysalis (pupal) stage 10 to 20 days
Adult butterfly stage 4 to 10 days

 

Great Purple Hairstreak Butterfly Photographs

Great Purple Hairstreak
Great Purple Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak
Great Purple Hairstreak