Gray Hairstreak Butterfly on Basil Flower

Gray Hairstreak Butterfly on Basil

This Gray Hairstreak Butterfly was folded up when I first saw him and from the angle I didn’t know what it was at first.
Gray Hairstreak Butterfly on Basil Flower
Gray Hairstreak Butterfly on Basil Flower

It was pretty small with a wingspan of just 1 – 1¼ inches (2.5 – 3.2 cm) per online resources.

Gray Hairstreak Butterfly on Basil Flower
Gray Hairstreak Butterfly on Basil Flower

He finally turned so I could see the outside of his wings.

Gray Hairstreak Butterfly on Basil Flower
Gray Hairstreak Butterfly on Basil Flower

I think the wing’s underside is more striking, and liked the upside down pose.

Gray Hairstreak Butterfly on Basil Flower
Gray Hairstreak Butterfly on Basil Flower

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