Hickory Hairstreak

Satyrium caryaevorus (McDunnough, 1942)

Family: Lycaenidae

Status: Rare local resident

NENHP Ranking: S2, Tier2

Range: This species inhabits roughly the northeastern quarter of the United States. In Nebraska it has been verified from Seward and Sarpy Counties.

Broods/Flight Times: One flight in June

Larval Hostplant(s): Hickorys, of which Bitternut and Shagbark (Carya cordiformis and C. ovata) are found in Nebraska.

Habitat: Openings and margins of woodlands with hickories

Found at: Fontenelle Forest

Overwintering: In the egg stage

Similar Species: Striped and Banded Hairstreaks

Notes: This butterfly should be found at additional southeastern Nebraska locations.

Hickory Hairstreak, Bellevue, Photo by Tony Palmer
Hickory Hairstreak – dorsal
Hickory Hairstreak – ventral

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