Leda Hairstreak

Ministrymon leda (W. H. Edwards, 1882)

Family: Lycaenidae

Status: Very rare stray

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: The Leda Hairstreak is a resident in portions of Nevada, California, Arizona, New Mexico and western Texas, south into Mexico from whence it strays northward.

Broods/Flight Times: Multiple broods from April through December is Arizona

Larval Hostplant(s): Mesquites (Prosopis sp.)

Habitat: As a stray it might be found anywhere

Found at:

Overwintering: Not in our area

Similar Species:

Notes: A single specimen is known from Nebraska (pictured below), taken by James Reiser in Sheridan County on 29 June 1989 along Highway 2 while observing Ruddy Coppers. The nearest other record is from near Denver – one of two from Colorado.

Common Name, Location, Photographer
Leda Hairstreak – dorsal

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