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Gray Hairstreak

The gray hairstreak butterfly

"Omigosh, what's that? A gray hairstreak?" If it's in your hair, you consult a mirror, your favorite salon, or just ignore it. If you're an entomologist or a lepidopterist, a gray hairstreak is delightful. "Omigosh, check that out!...

The gray hairstreak butterfly
The gray hairstreak butterfly

A male gray hairstreak butterfly (Strymon melinus) nectars on sage. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tail of the butterfly
Tail of the butterfly

The gray hairstreak butterfly (Strymon melinus) is mostly gray. Fine gray hairlike markings cross the undersurface of the hing wings. The threadlike tail projections resemble antennae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eye to eye with a butterfly
Eye to eye with a butterfly

A gray hairstreak butterfly and the photographer go eye-to-eye. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 2:29 PM

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