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Species Satyrium sylvinum - Sylvan Hairstreak - Hodges#4280

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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 sylvinum (Sylvan Hairstreak - Hodges#4280)
Hodges Number
4280
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
S. sylvanus
Identification
Underwing is grayish with black postmedian spots. The blue patch doesn't have any orange on it. Only one or two orange spots near the tail.
Range
Western Canada south through California, and to New Mexico.
Habitat
Wetlands with willows.
Season
One brood, late spring to July.
Food
Larva feeds on willows.
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