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Gray hairstreak
Strymon melinus

Gray hairstreak
Gray hairstreak

Type of Insect: butterfly
Size: small
Overall Color: gray
Larval Foods: flowers of many plants
Adult Foods:
Larval Type: caterpillar
status: common
Description: gray butterflies with orange or yellow eyespots and small tails on hindwings

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Hexapoda (Insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (butterflies,moths)
Family: 03 Lycaenidae (harvesters,coppers,blues,hairstreaks)
SubFamily: 02 Theclinae (hairstreaks)
Genus: Strymon
Species: melinus

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