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Species Satyrium auretorum - Gold-hunter's Hairstreak - Hodges#4286

Gold-hunter's Hairstreak - Satyrium auretorum - male Satyrium auretorum - female Is this a Gold-Hunter's Hairstreak? - Satyrium auretorum - male Is this a Gold-Hunter's Hairstreak? - Satyrium auretorum - male butterfly - Satyrium auretorum butterfly - Satyrium auretorum Could this be Satyrium auretorum? - Satyrium auretorum
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Lycaenidae (Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Harvesters)
Subfamily Theclinae (Hairstreaks)
Tribe Eumaeini
Genus Satyrium
Species auretorum (Gold-hunter's Hairstreak - Hodges#4286)
Hodges Number
4286
Range
Limited to California into southern Oregon. See Davenport for southern CA distribution (reference below).
Food
Oaks (Quercus spp) are larval food.
Print References
Davenport, Ken. Geographic Distribution and Checklist of the Butterflies of Kern County, California. J.Lep.Soc.37(1),1983,46-69. (PDF format)
Internet References
Discover Life includes an image of S. auretorum spadix from the San Gabriel Mountains, CA.