Gray Hairstreak

gray hairstreakGray Hairstreak (Cotton Square Borer)

Scientific name: Strymon melinus (Hubner)
(Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)

Facts: The gray hair streak is an attractive little butterfly with minute tails on its hind wing although these tails are often broken off. Larvae of the gray hair streak are known as cotton square borers and attack cotton squares and hibiscus buds.

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