Species Page: Leda Hairstreak (Ministrymon leda)

Leda Hairstreak

Ministrymon leda (W. H. Edwards, 1882)

Family: Lycaenidae

Status: Rare stray

NENHP Rank: Not listed

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

Larval Hostplant(s): Mesquites

Broods/Flight Times: Triple brooded from May into November in AZ.

Overwintering: Does not occur in our area.

Habitat: Desert scrub landscapes.

Avg. Wingspan: 3/4 – 7/8 inch

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Notes: One specimen is known from the state, that being discovered by Jim Reiser on June 24 1989 along NE Highway 2 in Sheridan County. It is the northernmost record known for the continent.