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Species Satyrium saepium - Hedgerow Hairstreak - Hodges#4288

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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 saepium (Hedgerow Hairstreak - Hodges#4288)
Hodges Number
4288
Size
25-32mm
Identification
Underwing brown with dark postmedian band, often with pale cell end bars, blue patch near tail, and no orange.
Range
British Columbia, through California, to Colorado, and Montana.
Habitat
Chaparral, open pine or oak woodlands.
Season
One brood, LC-A April-September, with peak flight July-August.
Food
Ceanothus (buckthorn)
Life Cycle
Overwinters as an egg.
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