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Satyrium myrtale: spot the egg! that tiny hairy round gray ball, just under the base of the leaf - is the butterfly&#039;s egg. <br />
it&#039;s camouflaged so predators will not find it. <br />
layed on Prunus prostrata, the host of this butterfly. <br />
<br />
here&#039;s the mom: <br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74598/satyrium_myrtale_-_female.html" title="Satyrium myrtale - female"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3519/74598_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1609372810&Signature=LEm3xz76Oz0dz5x6hPv4BN%2FdA08%3D" width="200" height="150" alt="Satyrium myrtale - female she is looking for the right spot to lay her egg, on Prunus prostrata - her host plant. <br />
this is the result:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74599/satyrium_myrtale_spot_the_egg.html Israel,Mount Hermon,Prunus prostrata,Rebels hairstreak,Satyrium myrtale" /></a></figure> Mount Hermon,Prunus prostrata,Rebels hairstreak,Satyrium myrtale,egg Click/tap to enlarge

Satyrium myrtale: spot the egg!

that tiny hairy round gray ball, just under the base of the leaf - is the butterfly's egg.
it's camouflaged so predators will not find it.
layed on Prunus prostrata, the host of this butterfly.

here's the mom:

Satyrium myrtale - female she is looking for the right spot to lay her egg, on Prunus prostrata - her host plant. <br />
this is the result:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/74599/satyrium_myrtale_spot_the_egg.html Israel,Mount Hermon,Prunus prostrata,Rebels hairstreak,Satyrium myrtale

    comments (4)

  1. You have an eye for details, amazing! Posted one year ago
    1. Actually, this picture is from an educational excursion of the Israeli Lepidopterists society, there were many butterfly experts there - I went to learn.... :-) Posted one year ago
      1. Nice! I'm very happy that you're covering multiple categories. Your part of the world was poorly covered so anything you find is very valuable. Posted one year ago
        1. thank you :-) Posted one year ago

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''Satyrium myrtale'', the Rebel's hairstreak, is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Yael Orgad
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By Yael Orgad

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Uploaded Feb 19, 2019. Captured Jun 11, 2010 11:18.
  • Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1002s
  • ISO100
  • 5mm