Gossamer Wings: Gray Hairstreak
Strymon melinus

Gray Hairstreak Sightings
Size: Wingspan ranges from .88" - 1.38"
Habitat: Open deciduous woods, fields, meadows
Occurrence Level: Common
Flight Period: Late April to early October
Larval Host Plant: Tick trefoil, legumes, clover

Click on any photo to enlarge

Gray Hairstreak
Howard County, MD. June 19, 2012

A female Gray Hairstreak. Notice the gray abdomen.

Gray Hairstreak
Howard County, MD. June 10, 2012

Notice the beautiful orange abdomen of the male.

Gray Hairstreak
St. Mary's County, MD. September 11, 2013

Gray Hairstreak
Anne Arundel County, MD. August 11, 2013

Dorsal view of a female.

Gray Hairstreak
Allegany County, MD. April 26, 2013