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Gray Hairstreak (Pupa) - Strymon melinus

Gray Hairstreak (Pupa) - Strymon melinus
Parkwood, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
March 4, 2005
Size: 10 mm
Pupa from same batch of four Gray Hairstreak caterpillars as:



This was the larger of two successful pupa. It attached to the side of a dry oak leaf I provided. I can't wait until spring--I'll have to take the pupae with me to work every day, so as not to miss the emergence.

Note: these caterpillars, and pupa, were formerly believed by me to be those of Henry's Elfin, but close examination of Wagner's (1) photos of the caterpillars indicates these are Gray Hairstreak.