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March 2008 - Gray Hairstreak Butterfly
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Gray Hairstreak Butterfly with open wings
Gray Hairstreak Butterfly, Strymon melinus
The Gray Hairstreak Butterfly is a small (about 1 inch/ 2.5 cm wing span) , common butterfly found across warmer parts of North America and into Mexico and Central America. If you spot one with open wings, you'll notice an iridescent colouring and striking orange-crimson splashes on the wings.
 
Gray Hairstreak Butterfly showing underside of wings
The undersides of the wings feature more spots and lines and splashes of colour.

To learn more about Butterflies and Moths, visit our Visual Bug Guide.
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