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Gray Hairstreak Butterfly

Strymon melinus

Description:

Gray Haristreak Butterfly feeding on white yarrow in my flower garden.

Habitat:

Urban house flower garden.

Notes:

The Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus), is one of the most common hairstreaks in North America, ranging over nearly the entire continent. It occurs also throughout Central America and in northern South America. Wikipedia

5 Comments

misako
misako 8 years ago

Thanks for the ID Jeff Dreier!

misako
misako 9 years ago

Thank you Marta. I tried to get a video of the prolongation movement, but kept scaring it off.

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Beautiful! Di you notice how these butterflies move these little prolongations that they have at the back of the wings? I noticed that when I saw one in Mexico. They are really pretty!

misako
misako 9 years ago

Thank you OnengDyah!

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 9 years ago

Pretty..that patterm is pretty too.

misako
Spotted by
misako

Alameda, California, USA

Spotted on Aug 5, 2012
Submitted on Aug 22, 2012

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