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Gray hairstreak

Strymon melinus, (Hübner (1818))


It is a small and common butterfly in the family (Lycaenidae). The butterfly has grey wings with a orange spot and line at the hindwing and forewings. The size varies from 20 mm. to 30 mm. wingspan. This one was about 25 mm. This one also was a male due to the orange tip on the abdomen.


Suburban, Fort Worth, Texas. Sitting on a Common Hackberry tree while feeding on mint flowers, which they seem to like.


The Gray hairstreak is the most common and wide spread species in the Americas ranging from North America, Central and Northern South america.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Spotted on Jul 12, 2020
Submitted on Jul 17, 2020

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