“Gray Hairstreak” by rhoing

“Gray Hairstreak”

Like a year ago today, first post of the season for this species.

ID’ed at BAMONA as “Strymon melinus” or “Gray Hairstreak”
Species pages—
» BAMONA, https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Strymon-melinus
» BugGuide, http://bugguide.net/node/view/579

1 year ago (“Gray Hairstreak”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2016-09-03
2 years ago (“Well, the battery's connected…”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2015-09-03
3 years ago (“A wall!”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2014-09-03
4 years ago (“Datura metel … updated”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2013-09-03
5 years ago (“Oh! *This* is why it’s a ‘Fiery’ Skipper!”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2012-09-03
6 years ago (“Geodesic dome”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2011-09-03

[ IMG_7991S675x900B20C15tm :: f/7.1 :: 1/400" :: ISO-200 :: 250mm ]
The 'eyes' are very evident here in this excellent photo!
October 3rd, 2017  
@maggiemae Ah, but the cool part of this species' behavior is the movement of the little "tails" extending off the hind wings. :)
October 4th, 2017  
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