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Gray hairstreak

Strymon melinus, (Hübner (1818))

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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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Ornithoptera80
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Ornithoptera80

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

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

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