Species Page: Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops)

Striped Hairstreak

Satyrium liparops (Le Conte, 1833) (1793)

Family: Lycaenidae

Status: Rare resident

NENHP Rank: S2 Tier 2

Range: The Striped Hairstreak inhabits the southern half of Canada from Alberta eastward, the eastern United States west to the eastern portions of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, and into the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. In Nebraska it is widely distributed across the state.

Larval Hostplant(s): Cherries and Plums (Prunus species).

Broods/Flight Times: Broods/Flight Times: One flight peaking in late June. Nebraska records are from 13 June – 25 July.

Overwintering: As an egg.

Habitat: Found at woodland margins or on hillsides or open areas in association with the hostplant.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 – 1 1/2 inches

Found at: Niobrara Valley Preserve, Gilbert-Baker, Wildwood & Limestone Bluffs SWMAs, Wildcat Hills SRA, Scotia Chalk Mine, Sidney I-80 East rest stop.

Similar Species: Banded Hairstreak

Notes: Rarely found as more than an individual or two and then by chance. Finding them at any one location for multiple years rarely happens.

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