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Species Erora laeta - Early Hairstreak - Hodges#4349

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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 Erora
Species laeta (Early Hairstreak - Hodges#4349)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Erora laeta (W.H. Edwards, 1862)
Maritime Provinces west to northern Michigan and northern Wisconsin; south through the Appalachians to Tennessee and North Carolina.
Deciduous and mixed woods, especially on open ridgetops and along dirt roads.
Caterpillars feed on American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) and beaked hazel (Corylus cornuta). Adults nectar from flowers of fleabane, ox-eyed daisy, and hardtack.
Rare and local in its range
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