These little Hairstreak Butterflies are small, and they fly away fast.
If you can keep your eyes on one long enough, you can most easily tell
these two apart by their red markings, or lack thereof. The Gray Hairstreak
Butterfly (left) has a bit of red on the lower wings, and the Red-banded
Hairstreak Butterfly (above, right) has a line of red across both wings.
Visit my page on each butterfly: Gray
Red-banded Hairstreak Butterfly
for more pictures and information.
There are other little hairstreak butterflies, that you could mix these
up with. Have a look at my main butterflies page
to see which butterflies have posed for me; I have a few more
hairstreaks there now.