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Gray Hairstreak

Strymon melinus


The small black string-like protrusions from rear of wings on this little fellow would move seemingly independently as he was extracting nectar from this celosia. My thinking was that this was to disguise his head from his tail against possible predators?

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gray hairstreak
Strymon melinus

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1 Comment

SarahWhitt 8 years ago

Beautiful capture, Carla!! :)

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Huntington, West Virginia, USA

Spotted on Sep 3, 2012
Submitted on Sep 7, 2012

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