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Gray Hairstreak

Strymon melinus


One tail on hindwing. Upperside blue-gray with large red spot near tail. Underside of spring/fall form is dark gray, summer form is paler gray. Relatively straight postmedian line is white, bordered with orange on the inside edge. Wing Span: 7/8 - 1 3/8 inches (2.2 - 3.5 cm).


Rocky outcrop on the shore of the Chagrin River. Protected area with deciduous woods and a river. Chagrin River Park, Lake Metroparks systems, Willoughby, Ohio, Lake County, USA. Open, nonforested sites; common in disturbed, weedy areas.

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Phil_S 9 years ago

Thank you, gibnoah109!

glbnoah109 9 years ago

Enjoyed your description and habitat. Keep up the good work.

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Willoughby, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jul 26, 2013
Submitted on Aug 6, 2013

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