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Strymon melinus (cotton square borer; gray hairstreak)

Wikipedia Abstract

The gray hairstreak (Strymon melinus) is one of the most common hairstreaks in North America, ranging over nearly the entire continent. It occurs also throughout Central America and in northern South America.
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Infraspecies

Attributes

Diet [1]  Herbivore
Hibernates [1]  Yes
Wing Span [2]  1.0 inches (.026 m)

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve 90 Michigan, United States
Carlsbad Caverns National Park II 15448 New Mexico, United States

Prey / Diet

Abelmoschus esculentus (okra)[3]
Amphicarpaea bracteata (American hogpeanut)[4]
Astragalus bisulcatus (two groove milkvetch)[4]
Astragalus crassicarpus (groundplum milkvetch)[4]
Astragalus mollissimus (purple locoweed)[4]
Callirhoe leiocarpa (tall poppymallow)[3]
Carya illinoiensis (pecan)[3]
Citrus limon (lemon)[3]
Comptonia peregrina (sweet fern)[3]
Condea emoryi (desert lavender)[4]
Desmodium nudiflorum (bare-stemmed tick-treefoil)[4]
Eriobotrya japonica (loquat)[4]
Eriogonum fasciculatum (flattop buckwheat)[4]
Eriogonum parvifolium (seacliff buckwheat)[4]
Eysenhardtia orthocarpa (Tahitian kidneywood)[4]
Gossypium herbaceum (Levant cotton)[4]
Hibiscus syriacus (althea)[4]
Humulus lupulus (common hops)[3]
Indigofera miniata (coastal indigo)[4]
Lamium amplexicaule (henbit)[4]
Lespedeza capitata (roundhead lespedeza)[4]
Lupinus texensis (Texas lupine)[4]
Malus pumila (Common apple)[4]
Malva nicaeensis (bull mallow)[4]
Malva parviflora (cheeseweed mallow)[4]
Malva pusilla[4]
Malvella leprosa (alkali mallow)[4]
Medicago sativa (yellow alfalfa)[4]
Mentha spicata (Spearmint)[4]
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum (ice plant)[4]
Phacelia cicutaria (caterpillar phacelia)[4]
Phaseolus lunatus (French Bean)[4]
Phaseolus vulgaris (Common Bean)[4]
Pisum sativum (Common Pea)[4]
Quercus virginiana (Live Oak)[4]
Rosa californica (California wild rose)[3]
Rubus idaeus (Raspberry)[4]
Rumex salicifolius (willow dock)[4]
Senna alata (emperor's candlesticks)[4]
Sphaeralcea ambigua (desert globemallow)[4]
Suriana maritima (baycedar)[4]
Tecoma stans (trumpetbush)[4]
Trifolium carolinianum (Carolina clover)[4]
Trifolium incarnatum (Crimson Clover)[4]
Trifolium repens (Ladino Clover)[4]
Verbascum thapsus (great mullein)[4]
Vigna unguiculata (Common Cowpea)[4]
Zea mays (corn)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Automeris io (Io moth)1
Datana integerrima (walnut caterpillar)1
Papilio cresphontes (Orange-dog swallowtail)2
Polygonia comma (Comma anglewing)1
Polygonia interrogationis (Questionmark anglewing)1
Pyrgus communis (Checkered skipper)1
Sylvilagus audubonii (Desert Cottontail)1
Vanessa atalanta (red admiral)1

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Aplomya theclarum[4]

Distribution

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 2Butterflies of Canada, Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility 3HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández 4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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