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Photo#157032
Grey Hairstreak Butterfly - Strymon melinus - female

Grey Hairstreak Butterfly - Strymon melinus - Female
Cass County, Texas, USA
May 26, 2007
I have placed this in "Strymon melinus". I will wait for better info as to whether it is a male or female.

Lee

Pretty sure you can't get gender from this photo.
The body isn't visible, plus I think color inside is what counts, i.e. abdomen. Will research and hopefully comment further on your open-wing shot.