Gray Hairstreak Butterfly (Strymon melinus)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Gray Hairstreak Butterfly (Strymon melinus)

Larval hosts: Partridge pea (Cassia fasciculata), bush clover (Lespedeza spp.) clover (Trifolium spp.), Desmodium

Shown on Florida Native Plant WINGED LOOSESTRIFE (Lythrum alatum var. lanceolatum)

Learn: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/wildflower/completebutterflydata.asp?id=23

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