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Gray Hairstreak
Strymon melinus
The Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus) is a common and widespread butterfly across all of the continental United States and southward to northern South America. The first four shots shown here were taken in May, 2003, in Real Co., Texas, with a Canon EOS 10D and EF 180mm F/3.5 Macro.
The next 2 shots shown here show a Gray Hairstreak in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in late February, 2009. These shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
The next 2 shots of Gray Hairstreak were taken in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in October, 2009, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The Gray Hairstreak shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in November, 2009. The same gear as above was used for this image.
The next 4 shots of Gray Hairstreaks were taken in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in February, 2010.
The dorsal view of a Gray Hairstreak shown here was taken in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in March, 2010 with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The Gray Hairstreak shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in May, 2010.
The Gray Hairstreak on the right, with a Juniper Hairstreak below it in the same frame, was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in March, 2011.
The Gray Hairsatreak on the right was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in May, 2011. This image was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
The next two shots of Gray Hairstreak were taken in Dripping Springs, Hays Co., Texas, in July, 2012, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 1.4X extender.
Gray Hairstreak
Strymon melinus
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
7 November 2013
Gray Hairstreak
Strymon melinus
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
20 January 2014
Gray Hairstreak
Strymon melinus
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
20 January 2014
Gray Hairstreak
Strymon melinus
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
13 March 2014
Gray Hairstreak
Strymon melinus
Lick Creek Park,
College Station,
Brazos Co., Texas
15 May 2014
Gray Hairstreak
Strymon melinus
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
16 March 2015
Gray Hairstreak
Strymon melinus
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
23 March 2015
Gray Hairstreak
Strymon melinus
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
4 November 2015
Gray Hairstreak
Strymon melinus
on Texas Bluebonnet
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
25 February 2016
Gray Hairstreak
Strymon melinus
McFaddin N.W.R.,
Jefferson Co., Texas
2 October 2016
Gray Hairstreak
Strymon melinus
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
8 October 2016
Gray Hairstreak
Strymon melinus
near Granger Lake,
Williamson Co., Texas
11 November 2016
Gray Hairstreak
Strymon melinus
near Granger Lake,
Williamson Co., Texas
11 November 2016
Gray Hairstreak
Strymon melinus
near Granger Lake,
Williamson Co., Texas
11 November 2016