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Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)

  • BND: Gray Hairstreak; Strymon melinus (Hübner, [1813])
  • BNA: Gray Hairstreak; Strymon melinus
  • Habitat: Brushy, weedy disturbed open areas; occasional
  • Larval food: Widely varied, incl. Astragalus, Polygonum, Malva
  • Adult flight: Two or three broods, May, July, September
  • References: Royer 100, Ferris & Brown 264, Scott 383
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