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Photo#1903514
Hairstreak? - Strymon melinus

Hairstreak? - Strymon melinus
McKay Creek NWR, south of Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon, USA
September 22, 2020
Size: 1/2 -2/3 inch
I observed this rather ragged butterfly visiting Rabbitbrush along the road that surround McKay Creek NWR. Once I began to photo-edit the 3 images that I'm including it became apparent that the butterfly is a hairstreak. Good luck working with this one.

Images of this individual: tag all
Hairstreak? - Strymon melinus Hairstreak? - Strymon melinus Hairstreak? - Strymon melinus

Gray Hairstreak - Moved
Moved from Strymon.

Oregon (not Washington)
Is not McKay Creek NWR, Pendleton and Umatilla County in Oregon?.
If so, please change state from Washington to Oregon. Thanks.

 
Definitely Oregon
I have changed the location to Oregon.

 
Thanks
^

Gray Hairstreak, male - Moved
1st photo #1903514 shows orange on the abdomen.
Orange spot is large and almost reaches HW pm line.
3rd photo #1903519 shows orange on the inner HW pm line.
Ground color appears gray. Gray Hairstreak is 3-brooded at/near this area and probably not uncommon.
Above combination of characteristics and geographic range make male Gray Hairstreak the likely ID for this specimen.

Moved from ID Request.

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