Gray Hairstreak Butterfly

Gray Hairstreak Butterfly at Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh

Not the orange patch on the ventral hindwing near the base of the tails, but a red!

What a pretty, smack dab in the middle of Pittsburgh in the outdoor gardens of the world renowned Phipps Conservatory.

Strymon melinus appears in several of our posts. We’re not sure of the gender of this individual…though we know that like all Gray Hairstreaks it, for its own reasons, will pose motionless, thankfully.

Tails intact, orange tipped antennae, red patches, handsome gray coloration.

Enjoy our other Gray Hairstreak posts.