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Strymon melinus

Strymon melinus

The gray hairstreak has an entire fake insect painted backwards on its wings, an illusion carried right down to realistic moving "antennae". This species is among the most common North American butterflies. Austin, Texas, USA.

mimicrycaudal luringbutterflyLycaenidaehairstreakStrymon melinus

From Lepidoptera: Moths and Butterflies