Gray Hairstreak - Strymon melinus

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Gray Hairstreak
with wings open on Sedum

Gray Hairstreaks are small butterflies. They use quite a few different plants as host plants including
Lead Plant - Amorpha canescens,
White Clover - Trifolium repens,
Hops - Humulus Lupulus and
Partridge Pea - Chamaecrista/Cassia fasciculata.

Eggs are light green and laid singly on host plants.

I found this and several other Gray Hairstreak caterpillars on my Partridge Pea plants.



Adult with wings closed, which is how you usually see them.




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