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Species Satyrium polingi - Poling's Hairstreak - Hodges#4333

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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 polingi (Poling's Hairstreak - Hodges#4333)
Hodges Number
Wingspan 25-30mm.
Hindwing fringe is dark.
Hindwing blue spot without orange cap or capped narrowly with orange.
Strong "W" on hindwing post median band or described as black-edged white W near inner margin.
Two tails on each hindwing.
Dorsal side is dull-gray brown.
North America from southern New Mexico and western Texas south to north-eastern Mexico.
Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
Oak woodlands.
Two flights, one in May-June and another in August-September.
Adults feed on flower nectar. The larvae feed on the leaves, buds, and male catkins of Quercus emoryi and gray oak.
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid singly on host plant twigs and hatch the following spring. Caterpillars feed on leaves, buds, and male catkins
Print References
1. Savela, Markku. "Satyrium polingi (Barnes & Benjamin, 1926)". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
2. Butterflies and Moths of North America
3. Glassberg, Swift Guide, 2nd Edition, 2017(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A Swift Guide to Butterflies of North America: Second Edition
Jeffrey Glassberg. 2017. Princeton University Press.