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Gray hairstreak on flowering elbowbush

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Gray Hairstreak Butterfly on Elbowbush Flower 6854

As you heard recently, one of the earliest native plants to bloom in central Texas each year is the elbowbush, Forestiera pubescens. A few days ago you saw a crab spider on one at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on February 3, 2013, and now from that same outing here’s a different visitor to an elbowbush, a gray hairstreak butterfly, Strymon melinus.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

February 8, 2015 at 5:35 AM

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