Edward’s Hairstreak

Satyrium edwardsii (Grote & Robinson, 1867)

Family: Lycaenidae

Status: Rare resident – likely extirpated

NENHP Ranking: SH

Range: This species inhabits roughly the northeastern quarter of the United States, ranging west to the eastern portions of the Dakotas, Nebraska, and Kansas and south into Missouri. Eastern Nebraska (where there are three counties reported) lies on the extreme western edge of this species range. A Cherry County record is the lone exception

Broods/Flight Times: One mid summer flight. Marrone (2002) reports it to fly from 5-13 July in South Dakota, Heitzman (1987) reports it from June and July in Missouri, and Leussler (1938) reports it in July in Omaha.

Larval Hostplant(s): Oaks, of which Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa) is the only widespread Oak in the state.

Habitat: Openings and edges of oak woodlands

Found at:

Overwintering: As an egg

Similar Species: Banded Hairstreak


Edward’s Hairstreak, Catherine Herms, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org
Edwatd’s Hairstreak – dorsal
Edward’s Hairstreak – ventral

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