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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Butterflies and Moths
Strymon melinus (Melinus hairstreak)

 

 

(Melinus hairstreak)
Habitat: Regular breeding resident through much of Organ Pipe CNM.
Food Habits: "nectar, hilltops, rapid flight"

Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Lepidoptera
Family "Lycaenidae - Blues, Hairstreaks, and Metal-marks"
Genus Strymon
species melinus

 

 

 

 

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