Gray hairstreak

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Gray hairstreak
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Strymon
Species: S. melinus
Binomial name
Strymon melinus
Hübner (1818)

Thecla melinus[1]

The gray hairstreak (Strymon melinus) is one of the most common hairstreaks in North America, ranging over nearly the entire continent. It occurs also throughout Central America and in northern South America.

A gray hairstreak feeding on a flower
S. melinus on brambleberries in Los Angeles County, California


  1. ^ "Butterflies of Mexico, USA & Canada: Gray Hairstreak". Learn About Butterflies. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 

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