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Push-me-pull-you - Strymon melinus - male

Push-me-pull-you - Strymon melinus - Male
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
September 13, 2010
Size: About one inch
These little guys have always intrigued me, because they look like they have two "front ends" at first glance. Would like to find out how they are classified, etc.


Moved from ID Request.

Looks like,
Gray Hairstreak, Strymon melinus. Hairstreaks are named after those projections that help form its "false head". If it looks like two front ends to you, it does to other animals too! I've often seen these with the false head missing. Pretty effective...

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