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Photo#539928
Strymon melinus, Gray Hairstreak - Strymon melinus - male

Strymon melinus, Gray Hairstreak - Strymon melinus - Male
Flatbush, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
July 2, 2011
Resting on Common Hollyhock, /Alcea/ species, in my garden, around 3:30pm.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

 
moved...
Another move that didn't work?

Why would you post this in ID
Why would you post this in ID Request if you don't need it to be ID-ed? Why not just post it directly in Strymon melinus?

 
Didn't know
I didn't know I could post directly to a species page. The only way I know to upload is through ID Request from my account page. I'll take a look and see if I can figure out how to do that.

I also am not confident I got this correct. I saw some similar species listed under Strymon.

 
This is Strymon melinus
Appears to be a male.

As for moving / posting, you can explore the options easily once you are logged in. To move, tag it then go to where you want it, and you can move it. To post to a species page, you can follow the same procedure as an ID request, just go the species (or subspecies) page first. You can also post it to a family, subfamily, genus, or whatever, though if you don't know what it is, ID request is certainly easiest.

Just be sure it is an addition that would be useful to others. If there are dozens already of the same from your area, unless you've got one from a different time of year, of a unique / different subspecies, or in some other way of interest (perhaps it shows some distinctive feature of the insect that hasn't been shown already), it's probably not worth posting. Also, fuzzy out of focus shots aren't worth posting unless they are the only one. This one, by the way, is a nice photo of a nice fresh specimen.

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