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Species Satyrium liparops - Striped Hairstreak - Hodges#4285

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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 liparops (Striped Hairstreak - Hodges#4285)
Hodges Number
4285
Size
25-39mm
Identification
Two tails, one short, one long. Underwing brown to gray, with many white lines. Blue patch topped in orange, with several other smaller orange spotsalong trailing edge of the wing.
Range
Canada from Nova Scotia to eastern British Columbia. Eastern U.S. south to Florida and Texas.
Habitat
Openings with nectar sources.
Season
May in the south, July-August in the north.
Food
Larva feeds on a wide variety, including roses, cherry hawthorn and heaths. They eat the flowers, then young leaves.
Life Cycle
One brood, and overwinters as an egg.

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Print References
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Internet References
Works Cited
1.Butterflies of the East Coast : An Observer's Guide
Rick Cech, Guy Tudor. 2005. Princeton University Press.
2.Butterflies of North America (Kaufman Focus Guides)
Jim P. Brock, Kenn Kaufman. 2003. Houghton Mifflin Co.
3.Butterflies Through Binoculars: The East
Jeffrey Glassberg. 1999. Oxford University Press.