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Gray but not blue

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Gray Hairstreak Butterfly on Bluets 3491

The butterfly (Strymon melinus) is called a gray hairstreak because it’s gray. The flowers (Hedyotis nigricans) are called bluets because they aren’t blue. Notice how the little hairs on the flowers harmonize with the fringes and overall fuzziness of the butterfly.

This photograph is from May 5th along Loop 360 near the Arboretum.

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© 2016 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

June 20, 2016 at 5:09 AM

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