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Gray Hairstreak - Strymon melinus - male - female

Gray Hairstreak - Strymon melinus - Male Female
Horn Rapids park, Benton County, Washington, USA
April 18, 2012
Mating pair resting on green rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus). Quite common butterfly with wide range of caterpillar host plants. Recently I reared a caterpillar to adult from green seed pods of a smoothstem blazingstar (Mentzelia laevicaulis).