Gossamer Wings: White M Hairstreak
Parrhasius m album

White M Hairstreak Sightings
Size: Wingspan ranges from 1.25" - 1.63"
Habitat: Meadows near woods, woodland clearings
Occurrence Level: Uncommon
Flight Period: Late April, August - September
Larval Host Plant: Oaks

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White M Hairstreak
Howard County, MD. August 28, 2011

This particular White M Hairstreak started my butterfly obsession. It was found a day after Hurricane Irene left our area. There was abundant sunshine and admidst the destruction, the butterflies came out in great numbers at the local park. (Photo by Danielle Allor)

White M Hairstreak
Howard County, MD. September 9, 2013

You can't help noticing the prominent "M" on the hind wing. Also of note is the white spot near the base of the hind wing. The beautiful iridescent blue is slightly visible on the abdomen.

White M Hairstreak
St. Mary's County, MD. September 18, 2013

White M Hairstreak
Frederick County, MD. April 27, 2013

This particular White M Hairstreak was unusually brown.

White M Hairstreak
Howard County, MD. April 14, 2012

Here's a better look at the iridescent blue upper side wing.

White M Hairstreak
Charles County, MD. September 15, 2013

Another beauty!

White M Hairstreak
Allegany County, MD. May 3, 2014