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small bayside hairstreak - Strymon melinus - female

small bayside hairstreak - Strymon melinus - Female
Five Rivers, Spanish Fort, Baldwin County, Alabama, USA
July 27, 2012
This was in the shrubs above the six-lined racerunners. gathering_2012

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small bayside hairstreak - Strymon melinus - female small bayside hairstreak - Strymon melinus - female

Moved
Moved from Hairstreaks.

Nancy's photo clinched it, particularly seeing a peek of dorsal HW. I wanted to be sure, because one bad ID just gets duplicated. To that end, I found some suspect ID's in this genus, in addition to the one of mine. I probably should go through them when I get some more time :)
Robert

Gray Hairstreak?
For what it's worth, we think this is a Gray Hairstreak The angle is such that you are seeing the dorsal of the left hindwing and the ventral of the right hindwing.

Loren and Babs Padelford
Bellevue, NE

 
Nancy sent us a lateral image to add to ours
Does that help?

Good News - Bad News
Bad news - I do not recognize this hairstreak. It looks sorta like one of the Tailed Blues, just missing a bunch of spots :(

Good News - Browsing through all the hairstreaks, I found a White-M Hairstreak, I had incorrectly ID'd as a Gray :)

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