Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
Note that this specimen has a gray-brown shade to the wing. It could be confused for the Northern Hairstreak, but the largest orange spot shows no white edge over the black cap and the date of the photo conflicts with their univoltine flight date. We can conclude that the markings match the Gray Hairstreak. See next photo for posterior view of same specimen.

Warrenville, DuPage County, Illinois
July 26, 2010
Photo by Tori Graham

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