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Grey Hairstreak

Strymon melinus

Description:

Family: Lyceanidae > Subfamily: Theclinae > Tribe: Eumaeini. Easily the most common hairstreak species in North America, the Grey came be found throughout and has a overwhelming number of host plants it can choose from. This one was nectaring on a Cut-leaf Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata) but of course when I stuck my camera in his face he retracted his proboscis and started moving the hairs on his false head.

Notes:

Florida Museum of Natural History's Native Butterfly Garden

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1 Comment

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 9 years ago

hairstreaks are gorgeous...

Ryan Fezz
Spotted by
Ryan Fezz

Gainesville, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jul 4, 2013
Submitted on Jul 4, 2013

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