Gray Hairstreak by rhoing

Gray Hairstreak

First Gray Hairstreak post of the season. These guys are pretty cute, especially "twerking" the "tails" off their hind wings. Can I put "twerking" in the tags for the post? As mentioned yesterday, butterflies-from-the-side lend themselves to square images.

I went to the lake and rowed today, but there were no water breaks. I rowed 11,500m (7.1 miles) in just over an hour without a break. I guess this answers the question many fishermen ask me, "How fast can you go in that thing?" Answer: about 7 mph. So no water-break-photos and this is a shot from our back yard garden.

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

Species page at BAMONA,

1 year ago (“Well, the battery's connected…”):
2 years ago (“A wall!”):
3 years ago (“Datura metel … updated”):
4 years ago (“Oh! *This* is why it’s a ‘Fiery’ Skipper!”):
5 years ago (“Geodesic dome”):

[ IMG_2631S11x11Utm :: f/5.6 :: 1/320" :: ISO-200 :: 250mm ]
Beautiful image
September 11th, 2016  
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