Gray Hairstreak

Strymon melinus

Genus Strymon
Subfamily Hairstreaks
Family Gossamer-wings
All Massachusetts Species


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Occurrence   Statewide - resident
Abundance Uncommon to fairly common
Flight Period Mid-April to late October
Notes Very variable in numbers from year to year
Overwintering Pupa
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Gray Hairstreak - Strymon melinus

Gray Hairstreak

Photo by Mark Rainey - 7/4/2012
Horn Pond Mountain, Woburn, MA

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Gray Hairstreak - Strymon melinus

Gray Hairstreak

Photo © Marj Rines - 7/4/1999
Northeastern University Campus, Burlington

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Gray Hairstreak - Strymon melinus

Gray Hairstreak

Photo by Bo Zaremba - 9/17/2011
Newbury, MA

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Gray Hairstreak - Strymon melinus

Gray Hairstreak

Photo by Frank Model - 8/11/2006
Northampton Community Gardens
Ovipositing Female

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Gray Hairstreak - Strymon melinus

Gray Hairstreak

Photo by Garry Kessler - 7/31/2013
Great Blue Hill, Canton, MA

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