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, Strymon melinus on a manzanita flower.