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 01, 2016 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada July 19, 2016 Details
May 12, 2016 Mike Dillon Bowie County, Texas, United States July 17, 2016 Details
July 17, 2016 pporonto Oakland County, Michigan, United States July 17, 2016 Details
June 21, 2016 dantjaffe Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States July 11, 2016 Details
July 01, 2016 gerryanimator Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States July 05, 2016 Details
June 24, 2016 aarongunnar Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States July 01, 2016 Details
June 20, 2016 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 28, 2016 Details
June 04, 2016 Julius Meigs County, Tennessee, United States June 19, 2016 Details
June 11, 2016 StaceyWhetstone Hamblen County, Tennessee, United States June 16, 2016 Details
May 09, 2016 ncrosbyrd Emanuel County, Georgia, United States June 12, 2016 Details
June 12, 2016 KristyBaker Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States June 12, 2016 Details
June 06, 2016 painted lady Benton County, Arkansas, United States June 07, 2016 Details
June 02, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States June 03, 2016 Details
May 23, 2016 Carolyn Seaton York County, South Carolina, United States May 23, 2016 Details
May 04, 2016 ncrosbyrd Leon County, Florida, United States May 18, 2016 Details
June 29, 2014 Trailmaker Jefferson County, Ohio, United States May 10, 2016 Details
July 02, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada April 21, 2016 Details
June 29, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada April 20, 2016 Details
July 19, 2015 SkrentnyJeff Lake County, Illinois, United States February 21, 2016 Details
July 02, 2015 dpgbfly1 Anoka County, Minnesota, United States January 28, 2016 Details
July 10, 2015 J_Martineau Chisago County, Minnesota, United States December 17, 2015 Details
July 09, 2015 J_Martineau Dakota County, Minnesota, United States December 16, 2015 Details
July 13, 2015 treehugger_007 Lake County, Ohio, United States December 09, 2015 Details
July 16, 2015 wayne13114 Oswego County, New York, United States September 25, 2015 Details
July 17, 2015 BMcNaught Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States September 15, 2015 Details
July 19, 2015 Luvherbie Becker County, Minnesota, United States August 18, 2015 Details
June 27, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States August 12, 2015 Details
August 06, 2015 mikeloukides New Haven County, Connecticut, United States August 09, 2015 Details
July 23, 2015 mathgeek Sandusky County, Ohio, United States August 07, 2015 Details
July 04, 2015 Jack Senzig Juneau County, Wisconsin, United States August 06, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada July 19, 2015 Details
July 08, 2015 gerryanimator Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States July 17, 2015 Details
July 16, 2015 ezeemonee Erie County, New York, United States July 17, 2015 Details
July 12, 2015 Paul Tavares Ontario, Canada July 15, 2015 Details
July 13, 2015 egray4018 Jefferson County, New York, United States July 14, 2015 Details
July 03, 2015 Tindomul1of9 Jefferson County, New York, United States July 14, 2015 Details
June 23, 2015 SkrentnyJeff Cook County, Illinois, United States July 14, 2015 Details
July 09, 2015 aarongunnar Dunn County, Wisconsin, United States July 13, 2015 Details
July 03, 2015 Kzfisherman McHenry County, Illinois, United States July 12, 2015 Details
July 12, 2015 SaraJE Ontario, Canada July 12, 2015 Details
July 10, 2015 mrcnaturally Rockland County, New York, United States July 11, 2015 Details
June 28, 2015 Doug Bruce Campbell County, Tennessee, United States July 07, 2015 Details
July 02, 2015 JRonan17 Herkimer County, New York, United States July 05, 2015 Details
June 22, 2015 Mossyhorn York County, Pennsylvania, United States July 03, 2015 Details
July 02, 2015 whhowe Ontario County, New York, United States July 02, 2015 Details
June 11, 2015 yardbird Mercer County, New Jersey, United States July 01, 2015 Details
June 30, 2015 a-o Tompkins County, New York, United States July 01, 2015 Details
June 30, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 30, 2015 Details
June 27, 2015 Jarchibold Saratoga County, New York, United States June 28, 2015 Details
June 28, 2015 roseanna Casey County, Kentucky, United States June 28, 2015 Details