Attributes of Satyrium calanus

Banded Hairstreak
Satyrium calanus (Hübner, [1809])

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Identification: Hindwing has 1 long and 1 short tail. Upperside of both sexes dark brown. Underside of hindwing dark brown with postmedian band of dark dashes edged in white. Blue tail-spot not topped with orange.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 1/2 inches (2.5 - 3.8 cm).
Life History: Males perch on low shrubs and tree branches during the day, watching for females. Eggs are laid on twigs of the host during the summer, and hatch the following spring. Caterpillars eat catkins and leaves.
Flight: One flight from June-August in the north, April-May in Florida.
Caterpillar Hosts: Many species of oak (Quercus), walnut (Juglans), and hickory (Carya).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including dogbane and common milkweed (preferred), chinquapin, small-flowered dogwood, New Jersey tea, meadowsweet, staghorn sumac, white sweet clover, and yarrow.
Habitat: Forest areas and neighboring open edges and fields.
Range: Maine across southern Canada to North Dakota; south to central Texas and the Gulf States. Southern Rocky Mountains in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico.
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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July 27, 2013 AngelaCoco Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States April 12, 2014 Details
June 04, 2013 Hester.Burch St Marys County, Maryland, United States January 31, 2014 Details
June 22, 2008 Brian Taber James City County, Virginia, United States November 14, 2013 Details
July 12, 2013 a-o Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States September 29, 2013 Details
July 03, 2013 AngelaCoco Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States September 14, 2013 Details
August 16, 2013 Brett Budach Johnson County, Missouri, United States August 19, 2013 Details
July 14, 2013 joeerino Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States August 12, 2013 Details
June 29, 2013 tstoddard York County, Pennsylvania, United States August 12, 2013 Details
July 16, 2013 David Allen Jones Sawyer County, Wisconsin, United States August 05, 2013 Details
July 11, 2013 Dave Kinney Wexford County, Michigan, United States July 31, 2013 Details
July 20, 2013 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada July 26, 2013 Details
July 21, 2013 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 22, 2013 Details
July 05, 2013 janeth13 Lake County, Illinois, United States July 13, 2013 Details
June 29, 2013 TSims Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States July 11, 2013 Details
July 11, 2013 klavierabend Orange County, New York, United States July 11, 2013 Details
June 13, 2013 rreardon Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States July 06, 2013 Details
July 04, 2013 Sean Werle Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States July 05, 2013 Details
June 29, 2013 ms722 Cheatham County, Tennessee, United States July 01, 2013 Details
June 27, 2013 doris potter Quebec, Canada June 28, 2013 Details
June 28, 2013 Howell Curtis Harrison County, Indiana, United States June 28, 2013 Details
May 27, 2013 Rose A. Payne Jones County, Georgia, United States June 27, 2013 Details
June 12, 2013 jwilkinson Howard County, Maryland, United States June 22, 2013 Details
June 18, 2013 S R Butcher Trumbull County, Ohio, United States June 20, 2013 Details
June 01, 2013 AJ Trently Lewis County, Tennessee, United States June 05, 2013 Details
May 09, 2013 fitzclarke@bellsouth.net Chatham County, Georgia, United States May 16, 2013 Details
June 27, 2012 SteveSass La Porte County, Indiana, United States April 13, 2013 Details
April 18, 2011 Shirley Wilkerson Brazos County, Texas, United States April 07, 2013 Details
July 04, 2006 Matt ODonnell Fauquier County, Virginia, United States March 18, 2013 Details
July 04, 2006 Matt ODonnell Fauquier County, Virginia, United States March 18, 2013 Details
July 09, 2012 Rick Henle Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States March 11, 2013 Details
July 16, 2006 rollosphotos Broome County, New York, United States March 10, 2013 Details
July 10, 2010 LinRandolph Lake County, Ohio, United States January 14, 2013 Details
July 05, 2012 dendroica5 Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States December 04, 2012 Details
April 21, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Jefferson County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 06, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Colbert County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 10, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) DeKalb County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 11, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) DeKalb County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 12, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) DeKalb County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 19, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Bibb County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 26, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Colbert County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 03, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Cleburne County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 29, 2012 jrfleullan Bibb County, Georgia, United States November 27, 2012 Details
July 14, 2012 Larry522 Chittenden County, Vermont, United States October 30, 2012 Details
July 18, 2012 Rick Henle Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States October 06, 2012 Details
July 24, 2012 Rick Henle Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States October 06, 2012 Details
July 25, 2012 Rick Henle Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States September 24, 2012 Details
June 17, 2012 saapple Venango County, Pennsylvania, United States September 04, 2012 Details
June 30, 2012 jsherman Oakland County, Michigan, United States August 31, 2012 Details
July 01, 2012 jmj2012 Sauk County, Wisconsin, United States August 22, 2012 Details
July 14, 2003 cheins Washburn County, Wisconsin, United States August 14, 2012 Details