The Great Purple Hairstreak is a large hairstreak that habitually visits plum blossoms in early spring,
imbibes from a variety of flowers later in the season, occasionally even from mud, and is active around trees
The wings remain closed while nectaring, revealing their radiant blue dorsal color during flight.
Flight: March - October and into November.
Male: 35 to 38 mm.
Female: 44 to 46 mm.