Gray Hairstreak by rhoing

Gray Hairstreak

Today’s “bug” shots: one lady beetle, a bunch of skippers — all Sachem — and a few shots of this Gray Hairstreak. My field guide says “The abdomen is orange (male) or gray (female),” so I’m guessing this is a male. Although this was taken with the 55–250mm lens, I thought it showed the abdomen, “tails” and fringe of the hind wings quite well.

Confirmed at BAMONA as “Strymon melinus”, or “Gray Hairstreak”;

Confirmed at BugGuide as “Strymon melinus”, or “Gray Hairstreak” (Hodges#4336);

One year ago (“Monarch”):
Two years ago (“Layers IV”):
what a pretty thing! I've never seen this kind. nice shot
September 16th, 2013  
That little bit of color to this one is really quite nice.
September 16th, 2013  
Very nice.
September 16th, 2013  
a beautiful shot! great job!
September 16th, 2013  
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