Strymon melinus


Common Names: Gray hairstreak
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Butterflies

One of the most common hairstreaks in North America. One tail on hindwing. Upperside blue-gray with large red spot near tail. Underside of spring/fall form is dark gray, summer form is paler gray. Relatively straight postmedian line is white, bordered with orange on the inside edge.

Found in open, nonforested sites; common in disturbed, weedy areas.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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