Acadian Hairstreak

Satyrium acadica (W. H. Edwards, 1862)

Family: Lycaenidae

Status: Uncommon resident

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: This butterfly is found in the northern half of the United States and southern Canada from the east coast west to eastern portions of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and British Columbia. In Nebraska it is widely distributed throughout the state, but has yet to be found in the southeastern counties.

Broods/Flight Times: One flight from mid-June to mid-July

Larval Hostplant(s): Willows (Salix sp)

Habitat: The Acadian Hairstreak rarely strays far from riverbanks and channels and low road ditches where willows grow.

Found at:

Overwintering: As an egg

Similar Species: Easily separated from other hairstreaks in markings and habitat.


Common Name, Location, Photographer
Acadian Hairstreak – dorsal
Acadian Hairstreak – ventral

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