Striped Hairstreak

Satyrium liparops
Hairstreaks and Elfins

Appearance: Brownish gray below with many white thin stripes and showing a blue hindwing spot with an orange cap. Mostly brown above sometimes showing orange areas on forewing.

Size: Small; 1 to 1 3/8 inches

Habitat: Thickets, woodland openings, and brushy edges

Season: Mainly July to early August

Larval Foodplant: Wild plum, wild cherry, and other members of the rose family

Did You Know…
There is a violet sheen on newly emerged individuals

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