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Strymon melinus, Gray hairstreak, Wilmington, North Carolina | by shyzaboy
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Strymon melinus, Gray hairstreak, Wilmington, North Carolina

AKA: Common hairstreak, Cotton square borer (caterpillar)

 

Family: Lycaenidae (Gossamer-wing butterflies)

Subfamily: Theclinae (Hairstreaks)

 

Thanks to Sabinal Sandman for the identification!

 

More info: BugGuide

 

Location: Wilmington, North Carolina

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Taken on September 23, 2009