Article Photos: Chasing butterflies with an Oklahoma photographer 6/7

Hairstreaks are tiny, thumbnail sized butterflies, with many species possessing hair like filaments and false head designs on the hindwings. The hindwings are rubbed up and down to draw the attention of predators to this non-vital area. Predators will strike at the false head and only get a mouthful of wing, while the butterfly, such as this Banded Hairstreak, Satyrium calanus, survives to live another day with just a bit of missing wing. <strong>Bryan E. Reynolds</strong>