Gray Hairstreak by rhoing

Gray Hairstreak

A very small “gossamer-wing” butterfly: my field guide gives the wingspan as 1–1¼" (25–32mm).

Confirmed as “Strymon melinus” or “Gray Hairstreak”
» BugGuide,

Species pages—
» BugGuide,

My Gray Hairstreak posts,

[ IMG_4203S9x12tm :: 250mm ]
Lovely- would you possibly be open to lending me your expertise on some of my butterfly/moth photos?
January 8th, 2019  
@klangpix2019 Sure! Are the photos shot in the U.S.?
Butterflies tend to be easier! “There are approximately 750 species of butterflies in the United States.”

Moths? “Moths are in the insect Order Lepidoptera, and share this Order with Butterflies. There are some 160,000 species of moths in the world, compared to 17,500 species of butterflies. In the United States, there are nearly 11,000 species of moths.”

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January 8th, 2019  
What a beautiful capture!!
January 8th, 2019  
An awesome close-up Thom. Nice color
January 9th, 2019  
stunning! fav for me!
February 3rd, 2019  
@kklinck Aww, thank you, Kate! Thanks for the FAV!
February 4th, 2019  
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