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EENY-441: White M hairstreak, Parrhasius m-album (Boisduval & LeConte) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Theclinae)

Figure 10. The white M hairstreak, Parrhasius m-album (Boisduval & LeConte, feeding at an inflorescences of Spermacoce verticillata, a wildflower. One of the "common" names of this wildflower is shrubby false buttonweed. This plant is also called souhern Larraflower, as it is an important nectar source for Larra wasps, a significant biological control of pest mole crickets.

Credit: Andrei Sourakov, Florida Museum of Natural History