Striped Hairstreak Satyrium liparops (Leconte, 1833)  

Status:

Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops), a dark grayish-brown hairstreak with bold white striping on the underwing, occurs widely across Maryland. Despite its wide range, the species is seldom met with in large numbers (Brock & Kaufman, 2003). It has a univoltine flight period, from late June to early July (Butterflies of Maryland: A Biological Summary and Checklist by Lynn Davidson & Richard Smith).

Description:

The extensive white striping around the darker bands, and a reddish-orange cap on the blue hindwing spot, serve to distinguish this species. Additionally, on the hindwing, the cell-end bar aligns with the upper postmedian band (Brock & Kaufman, 2003).

Where to find:

Deciduous forest and edges. Often found at nectar sources.

Relationships:

Uses various plants in Ericaceae and Rosaceae as larval host plants, including Black Cherry (Prunus serotina), and hawthorn (Crataegus sp.) but also blueberries (Vaccinium sp.), oaks (Quercus sp.) and others.

There are 43 records in the project database.

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A Striped Hairstreak in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/15/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Striped Hairstreak in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/8/2013). Photo by Annette Allor. (MBP list)

A Striped Hairstreak in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/23/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Striped Hairstreak found in Wicomico Co., Maryland (7/15/2007). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Striped Hairstreak in Washington Co., Maryland (5/10/2019). Larva collected on American Witch-hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) May 10, 2019. Pupated May 22, 2019. Emerged June 2, 2019. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Striped Hairstreak collected in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/23/2001). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Striped Hairstreak collected in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/22/1996). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)


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