Gray Hairstreak,  Strymon melinus  <LEP53>


     Common countrywide, with a broad diet from hops to beans.  The wings range from a clear, dove gray to dark slate gray, above and below.  Rows of white bars are edged inwardly with black..  Just in from each tail lies a red-orange spot with a black pupil.  The tails and bright spot distract birds from the head and body of the hairstreak.