WHITE M HAIRSTREAK

Parrhasius m-album

Expected to occur throughout both Alabama and Mississippi.  A large brownish gray hairstreak with a prominent white "M" on the ventral hindwing.  Can be distinguished from other hairstreaks by the white spot on the leading edge of the hindwing and the red spot that is placed inward from the wing margin.  Similar species: Gray Hairstreak and Oak Hairstreak

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Adult - ventral

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