King's Hairstreak Satyrium kingi (Klots & Clench, 1952)Vulnerable  

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King's Hairstreak (Satyrium kingi) is a southeastern species, at the northern limit of its range in Maryland. This butterfly is highly local and vulnerable in Maryland, as its host plant, Common Sweetleaf, is found only in wooded swamps in a relatively small area of the eastern shore. It flies from late June to late July in Maryland (Butterflies of Maryland: A Biological Summary and Checklist by Lynn Davidson & Richard Smith; Brock & Kaufman 2003).

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King's Hairstreak utilizes Common Sweetleaf (Symplocos tinctoria) as a larval host.

There are 9 records in the project database.

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A King's Hairstreak in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/5/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A King's Hairstreak in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/15/2007). This endangered species is very rare (S1) and local in Maryland. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A King's Hairstreak in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/15/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A King's Hairstreak found in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/15/2007). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)


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