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Hairstreak - Satyrium caryaevorus

Hairstreak - Satyrium caryaevorus
Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA
June 11, 2018
Is this is a Hickory Hairstreak? I didn't expect to see one here.

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Hickory Hairstreak
I have to admit I struggle with Banded and Hickory, partly because Hickory is usually rare in my area. This certainly looks like a classic Hickory Hairstreak, Satyrium caryaevorus. According to the map in Kaufman, Lexington is just within the range of that species.

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