Strymon melinus

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Noun1.Strymon melinus - larvae are pests of various economic plantsStrymon melinus - larvae are pests of various economic plants
genus Strymon, Strymon - large and widely distributed genus of hairstreak butterflies
hairstreak, hairstreak butterfly - small butterflies having striped markings under the wings
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Density-dependent mating tactics in the gray hairstreak, Strymon melinus (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae).
Territory preferences and intensity of competition in the gray hairstreak Strymon melinus (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) and the taran tula hawk wasp Hemipepsis ustulata (Ilymenoptera, Pompilidae).
The larvae of a few species, such as gray hairstreaks or painted ladies, will feed on a number of plants.