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 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
July 05, 2014 crgurst Burnett County, Wisconsin, United States August 06, 2014 Details
July 27, 2014 Valley Girl Ontario, Canada August 05, 2014 Details
July 01, 2014 Valley Girl Ontario, Canada August 04, 2014 Details
July 05, 2014 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States July 30, 2014 Details
July 14, 2012 doris potter Ontario, Canada July 27, 2014 Details
July 21, 2014 Carmel Mothersill Ontario, Canada July 24, 2014 Details
July 23, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada July 24, 2014 Details
May 22, 2014 Jeff Trahan Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States July 22, 2014 Details
June 30, 2014 Sean Werle Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States July 21, 2014 Details
July 02, 2014 stampmasker New Haven County, Connecticut, United States July 21, 2014 Details
July 17, 2014 aarongunnar Chippewa County, Wisconsin, United States July 20, 2014 Details
July 16, 2014 Colleen62 Ontario, Canada July 20, 2014 Details
July 13, 2014 Colleen62 Ontario, Canada July 19, 2014 Details
July 05, 2014 treichard Sussex County, New Jersey, United States July 18, 2014 Details
July 05, 2014 treichard Sussex County, New Jersey, United States July 18, 2014 Details
July 01, 2014 jim8435wisc Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States July 17, 2014 Details
July 10, 2014 jim8435wisc Clark County, Wisconsin, United States July 17, 2014 Details
June 25, 2014 fpd365 Cook County, Illinois, United States July 17, 2014 Details
July 05, 2014 treichard Sussex County, New Jersey, United States July 14, 2014 Details
July 12, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada July 13, 2014 Details
July 10, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada July 12, 2014 Details
July 11, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada July 12, 2014 Details
June 26, 2014 hunter58 Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States July 10, 2014 Details
July 07, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada July 07, 2014 Details
July 05, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada July 05, 2014 Details
June 20, 2014 hiker96 Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States July 03, 2014 Details
July 02, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada July 03, 2014 Details
June 19, 2014 jvkopple2 Rooks County, Kansas, United States July 02, 2014 Details
June 20, 2014 Liporace Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States July 02, 2014 Details
June 07, 2014 rseidler Howard County, Arkansas, United States July 02, 2014 Details
July 02, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada July 02, 2014 Details
June 13, 2014 AJ Trently Grundy County, Tennessee, United States June 19, 2014 Details
May 29, 2014 hannahbonnet Wake County, North Carolina, United States June 14, 2014 Details
June 10, 2014 jwilkinson Howard County, Maryland, United States June 10, 2014 Details
June 04, 2014 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada June 05, 2014 Details
June 02, 2014 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada June 03, 2014 Details
June 29, 2012 John429 Wayne County, Michigan, United States April 24, 2014 Details
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 Joe Sebastiani 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