Species Page: Coral Hairstreak (Satyrium titus)

Coral Hairstreak

Satyrium titus (Fabricius, 1793)

Family: Lycaenidae

Status: Occasional resident

NENHP Ranking: S3 Tier 2

Range: The Coral Hairstreak occupies most of the United States and southern Canada, having been found in every state except Louisiana. In Nebraska it is widely distributed, but more common in the east and is as yet unrecorded from the southwest corner and a large portion of the sand hills.

Larval Hostplant(s): Prunus species, most often wild plum, sand cherry and choke cherry (P. americana, P. besseyi, and P. virginiana).

Broods/Flight Times: One flight from mid- June to mid-July.

Overwintering: As an egg.

Habitat: Satyrium titus has been found in pastures, road ditches, wetlands, flood plains and dry river channels

Avg. Wingspan: 1 – 1 1/2 inches

Found at: Gilbert-Baker, Limestone Bluffs, Prairie Knoll, Osage, Four Mile Creek, Oak Valley, Sioux Strip, Burchard Lake, Pressey, Olive Creek Lake, Jack Sinn & Buckskin SWMAs, Gallagher Canyon SRA, Niobrara Valley Preserve, Harlan County Reservoir, Indian Cave SP, Rock Creek SHP, Sidney I-80 East Rest Stop

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