Coral Hairstreak

Satyrium titus
Hairstreaks and Elfins

Appearance: A tailless hairstreak. Below, tannish-gray with a marginal row of coral spots and a postmedian row of black spots circled in white. Lacks the blue hindwing spot of many hairstreaks.

Size: Small; 1 to 1 1/4 inches

Habitat: Open brushy canyons, gullies, ravines and hillsides

Season: May to early September; 1 brood

Larval Foodplant: Chokecherry, wild cherry and wild plum

Did You Know…
Eggs of this species spend the winter on the bark or in the duff at the base of the host plant.

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