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White M Hairstreak Parrhasius m-album


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White M Hairstreak, male
credit: leppyone/CCSA

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Family: Lycaenidae, Gossamer-wing Butterflies view all from this family

Description The White M Hairstreak, Parrhasius m-album, is a species of butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Connecticut west to southeast Iowa and Missouri south to east Texas the Gulf Coast, and peninsular Florida. Rare stray to Michigan and Wisconsin.

The wingspan is 32–41 mm.

The larvae feed on Quercus virginiana and other Quercus species.

Dimensions The wingspan is 32–41 mm.

Habitat Forests & woodlands, Meadows & fields.

Range Southeast, Great Lakes, Texas, Florida, Plains, Mid-Atlantic, New England.