Gray hairstreak, Strymon melinus
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Gray hairstreak, Strymon melinus

Gray hairstreak is one of the most common butterflies in North America. This little butterfly eats a lot of things. Larva consume legumes, pines, oaks, Malva, buckwheats, coffeeberry  and many, many others. Nectar sources are also wide ranging. Almost anything that is insect pollinated could have a Gray Hairstreak on it.
Gray hairstreak, Strymon melinus on Rabbitbrush, Chrysothamnus nauseosus is a magnet for many butterflies
A gray hairstreak on a manzanita, Arctostaphylos - grid24_12
A Gray hairstreak, Strymon melinus on a manzanita flower.
Salt Marsh Fleabane with a Gray hairstreak, Strymon melinus - grid24_12
Gray hairstreak, Strymon melinus on Salt Marsh Fleabane
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