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Gray hairstreak - Strymon melinus

Gray hairstreak - Strymon melinus
Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
September 14, 2006
Would like to confirm if this is a Gray hairstreak? Thank you for your help.

I checked a Sedgwick County list at www.butterfliesandmoths.org
Boy, was it light! Only one type of hairstreak? Well, Great Plains Nature Center logs 181 species for Kansas. Of these, better than a dozen are hairstreaks.

While I sometimes shoot in your area, I'm not familiar with most, but we do have gray hairstreaks here in Southern California. Yours looks like those!

 
Thank you...
for your help. Much appreciated.

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