Attributes of Parrhasius m album

White-M Hairstreak
Parrhasius m album (Boisduval & Leconte, 1833)

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Identification: Tailed. Upperside iridescent blue with black borders. Underside grayish brown; white postmedian line edged with black and forming a white M (or W) near tail; white spot near base of costa.
Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 5/8 inches (3.2 -4.1 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: Three broods in the north, four in Florida, from February-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Live oak (Quercus virginiana) and other oak species.
Adult Food: Nectar from a variety of flowers including viburnum, sumac, sourwood, wild plum, poinsettia, sweet pepperbush, common milkweed, lantana, dogwood, and goldenrod.
Habitat: Woods with broadleaf trees.
Range: Connecticut west to southeast Iowa and Missouri, south to east Texas, the Gulf Coast, and peninsular Florida. Rare stray to Michigan and Wisconsin.
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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May 22, 2016 gailparsons Flagler County, Florida, United States May 26, 2016 Details
May 09, 2016 Ken Cheeks Edgefield County, South Carolina, United States May 21, 2016 Details
May 15, 2016 Lois Stacey Calhoun County, South Carolina, United States May 18, 2016 Details
May 09, 2016 John Demko Aiken County, South Carolina, United States May 09, 2016 Details
April 15, 2016 Rwolf Fauquier County, Virginia, United States April 27, 2016 Details
April 16, 2016 treichard Fulton County, Pennsylvania, United States April 20, 2016 Details
April 16, 2016 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States April 17, 2016 Details
April 16, 2016 stephen stedman Lincoln County, Tennessee, United States April 16, 2016 Details
March 29, 2016 Elizabeth Wolfe Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States March 31, 2016 Details
March 30, 2016 ddodd Marshall County, Alabama, United States March 30, 2016 Details
March 22, 2016 Sparrow55 Putnam County, Tennessee, United States March 26, 2016 Details
June 14, 2015 Shanin Abreu Iroquois County, Illinois, United States March 04, 2016 Details
March 04, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States March 04, 2016 Details
September 25, 2015 tom nolan Cape May County, New Jersey, United States February 27, 2016 Details
October 17, 2015 M. Moore Grayson County, Texas, United States February 16, 2016 Details
August 07, 2015 curtis.lehman Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States November 12, 2015 Details
September 27, 2015 Tindomul1of9 Bronx County, New York, United States September 28, 2015 Details
September 15, 2015 Tommie Rogers Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States September 24, 2015 Details
September 10, 2015 underwood.jones Wyandotte County, Kansas, United States September 11, 2015 Details
August 27, 2015 rseidler Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States September 10, 2015 Details
August 25, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States August 25, 2015 Details
July 14, 2015 FleeterflyGuy James City County, Virginia, United States August 24, 2015 Details
August 02, 2015 cosmic_cat Harrison County, Texas, United States August 04, 2015 Details
July 19, 2015 Ron Smith Pinellas County, Florida, United States July 26, 2015 Details
May 31, 2015 Ron Smith Pinellas County, Florida, United States July 26, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States July 13, 2015 Details
May 03, 2015 Roy Cohutta Dougherty County, Georgia, United States June 22, 2015 Details
May 23, 2015 Doug Bruce Unicoi County, Tennessee, United States May 24, 2015 Details
April 21, 2015 E Whitson Vernon County, Missouri, United States April 29, 2015 Details
March 26, 2015 Doug Bruce Roane County, Tennessee, United States March 27, 2015 Details
May 11, 2012 Allen Belden Richmond City County, Virginia, United States March 19, 2015 Details
March 08, 2015 Gill G East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States March 16, 2015 Details
January 29, 2015 suedavies28 Florida, United States February 13, 2015 Details
October 02, 2014 jwilkinson Howard County, Maryland, United States December 14, 2014 Details
August 16, 2014 JLambert Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States August 31, 2014 Details
August 16, 2014 lumpydave84 Suffolk County, New York, United States August 16, 2014 Details
July 25, 2014 cyric Providence County, Rhode Island, United States July 31, 2014 Details
July 15, 2014 Englishman Hernando County, Florida, United States July 17, 2014 Details
October 11, 2011 JMJaskula Jasper County, Indiana, United States July 05, 2014 Details
May 15, 2014 ScottAYoung Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States May 18, 2014 Details
April 27, 2014 TSims Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States April 28, 2014 Details
September 07, 2013 Chip Krilowicz Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States April 27, 2014 Details
March 21, 2014 sschott Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States March 28, 2014 Details
September 04, 2013 Kurt R. Schwarz Cape May County, New Jersey, United States March 24, 2014 Details
September 15, 2012 a-o Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States February 06, 2014 Details
February 02, 2014 naturecoastnaturalist Levy County, Florida, United States February 04, 2014 Details
July 22, 2013 Brian Taber James City County, Virginia, United States November 14, 2013 Details
October 13, 2013 Gary The Villages Sumter County, Florida, United States October 15, 2013 Details
September 20, 2013 Englishman Hernando County, Florida, United States September 22, 2013 Details
May 11, 2013 cfhayes Liberty County, Georgia, United States September 17, 2013 Details