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 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
June 23, 2015 brdwtchr Texas County, Missouri, United States June 23, 2015 Details
May 01, 2015 fitzclarke@bellsouth.net Chatham County, Georgia, United States June 22, 2015 Details
May 01, 2015 ncrosbyrd Chatham County, Georgia, United States June 22, 2015 Details
May 02, 2015 ncrosbyrd Chatham County, Georgia, United States June 22, 2015 Details
June 19, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 20, 2015 Details
June 16, 2015 Sheryl Johnson Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States June 20, 2015 Details
June 18, 2015 Jarchibold Saratoga County, New York, United States June 19, 2015 Details
July 03, 2014 sh11 Ontario, Canada June 16, 2015 Details
June 03, 2015 quick3beers Hamilton County, Ohio, United States June 15, 2015 Details
June 09, 2015 hiker96 Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States June 11, 2015 Details
June 05, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 06, 2015 Details
May 31, 2015 TSims Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States June 01, 2015 Details
June 23, 2012 Gordilly Douglas County, Nebraska, United States May 14, 2015 Details
May 02, 2015 H. Wedgeworth Texas, San Jacinto County, United States May 06, 2015 Details
May 13, 2012 Allen Belden Richmond City County, Virginia, United States March 19, 2015 Details
June 03, 2011 Allen Belden Cumberland County, Virginia, United States March 19, 2015 Details
June 16, 2008 Allen Belden Virginia, United States, Washington County March 19, 2015 Details
July 17, 2014 dpgbfly1 Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States February 10, 2015 Details
June 14, 2014 richardhsmith (Jim Brighton) Talbot County, Maryland, United States January 27, 2015 Details
July 25, 2014 disteffv Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States December 31, 2014 Details
July 12, 2014 tomfishburn Richland County, Ohio, United States November 21, 2014 Details
August 02, 2014 aarongunnar Jackson County, Wisconsin, United States November 20, 2014 Details
August 10, 2014 aarongunnar Dunn County, Wisconsin, United States November 20, 2014 Details
July 14, 2014 b.cn.u Ontario, Canada September 08, 2014 Details
August 14, 2014 Chet Gottfried Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States August 18, 2014 Details