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Species Satyrium behrii - Behr's Hairstreak - Hodges#4276

Behr's Hairstreak - Satyrium behrii A third blue butterfly from the Sierra Nevada - Satyrium behrii Behr's Hairstreak - Satyrium behrii Behr's Hairstreak Caterpillar, Satyrium behrii - Satyrium behrii Behr's Hairstreak Butterfly, Satyrium behrii - Satyrium behrii Behr's Hairstreak Pupa, Satyrium behrii - Satyrium behrii Behr's Hairstreak? - Satyrium behrii Small butterfly on pink flower - Satyrium behrii
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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 behrii (Behr's Hairstreak - Hodges#4276)
Hodges Number
4276
Size
25-32mm
Identification
A tailless gray hairstreak, with black submarginal and postmedian spots edged in white. Only a touch of orange above the large black spot on lower trailing edge of HW.
Range
Washington, through western California, through Colorado, and into northern New Mexico.
Habitat
Dry open areas near forests, mountains, and sagebrush.
Season
May-August, main flight June-July is C-A.
Food
Larva feeds on bitterbrush and mountain mahogany. Adults like to nectar on buckwheats.
Life Cycle
1 brood, overwinters as an egg.
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