Attributes of Habrodais grunus

Golden Hairstreak
Habrodais grunus (Boisduval, 1852)

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Identification: Short tail on hindwing. Upperside of male dark brown with yellow tinge in cell area of forewing; female not as dark. Underside yellow brown with a narrow, dark postmarginal line; hindwing has thin gold crescents at margin, of which the last two are iridescent.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 1/4 inches (2.5 - 3.2 cm).
Life History: Males patrol tree canopy for receptive females. Eggs are laid on twigs of host trees. After hibernating through the winter, eggs hatch and the caterpillars feed on young leaves.
Flight: One flight from June-September.
Caterpillar Hosts: Leaves of oak relatives including canyon live oak (Quercus chrysolepis), huckleberry oak (Q. vaccinifolia), and tan oak (Lithocarpus densiflorus).
Adult Food: Adults do not seek flower nectar but search out moisture sources and possibly aphid honeydew or other exudates.
Habitat: Oak woodland, canyons, mountain ridges.
Range: Southern Arizona, Oregon, and California.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
September 01, 2014 Doug Taron Douglas County, Oregon, United States September 10, 2014 Details
June 22, 2014 Robert Gorman Riverside County, California, United States June 26, 2014 Details
June 22, 2014 Robert Gorman Riverside County, California, United States June 26, 2014 Details
June 21, 2014 Robert Gorman Riverside County, California, United States June 23, 2014 Details
August 07, 2010 diwalks2 San Bernardino County, California, United States December 17, 2013 Details
August 07, 2010 diwalks2 San Bernardino County, California, United States December 17, 2013 Details
July 09, 2011 Robert Gorman San Diego County, California, United States November 06, 2013 Details
July 22, 2013 Josiah Gilbert Monterey County, California, United States August 27, 2013 Details
September 10, 1984 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Washoe County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 19, 1985 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Carson City County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 23, 1987 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Graham County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 08, 2008 legacy.reporter (Davis Shaw) Siskiyou County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 09, 2007 legacy.reporter (Santa Lucia Mts., Chews Ridge) Monterey County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 25, 2007 legacy.reporter (Kojiro Shiraiwa) San Diego County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 07, 2007 legacy.reporter (Douglas Aguillard) San Diego County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 11, 1970 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Kern County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter (R. G. Wind) Contra Costa County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 26, 1982 legacy.reporter (unknown) Lake County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 11, 1974 legacy.reporter (unknown) Plumas County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 05, 1984 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 04, 1964 legacy.reporter (Hessel) Graham County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
June 22, 1967 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 18, 1977 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Trinity County, California, United States August 03, 2010 Details
July 30, 1976 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Trinity County, California, United States August 03, 2010 Details
August 06, 1978 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States August 03, 2010 Details
September 16, 1978 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States August 03, 2010 Details
August 08, 1976 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Trinity County, California, United States August 03, 2010 Details
August 27, 1976 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Trinity County, California, United States August 03, 2010 Details
August 27, 1978 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Trinity County, California, United States August 03, 2010 Details
September 07, 1976 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States August 03, 2010 Details
September 07, 1976 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Trinity County, California, United States August 03, 2010 Details
July 11, 1990 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) San Luis Obispo County, California, United States August 02, 2010 Details
July 21, 1989 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Nevada County, California, United States August 02, 2010 Details
October 08, 1989 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Nevada County, California, United States August 02, 2010 Details
May 31, 1987 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Solano County, California, United States April 02, 2010 Details
October 05, 1985 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Sierra County, California, United States April 02, 2010 Details
July 02, 1983 legacy.reporter (R. V. Kelson) Yolo County, California, United States April 02, 2010 Details
August 22, 1982 legacy.reporter (Laurence Crabtree) Plumas County, California, United States January 25, 2010 Details
August 14, 1982 legacy.reporter (Laurence Crabtree) Plumas County, California, United States January 25, 2010 Details
July 15, 1977 legacy.reporter (G. Gorelick) Los Angeles County, California, United States January 07, 2010 Details
July 31, 1977 legacy.reporter (W. D. Winter) Santa Cruz County, California, United States January 07, 2010 Details
August 23, 1977 legacy.reporter (Robert L. Langston) Santa Cruz County, California, United States January 07, 2010 Details
August 28, 1976 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) El Dorado County, California, United States January 07, 2010 Details
June 22, 1973 legacy.reporter (Bruce Walsh) Monterey County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
May 30, 1970 legacy.reporter (John F. Emmel, O. Shields) Mendocino County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
August 26, 1917 legacy.reporter (L. Kerr) Orange County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
August 27, 1917 legacy.reporter (L. Kerr) Orange County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
June 29, 1973 legacy.reporter (Larry Orsak) Orange County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
July 11, 1976 legacy.reporter (Jack Levy) Orange County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
July 17, 1976 legacy.reporter (Jack Levy) Orange County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details