Attributes of Satyrium edwardsii

Edwards' Hairstreak
Satyrium edwardsii (Grote and Robinson, 1867)

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Identification: One tail on the hindwing. Underside of hindwing pale brown, with postmedian band of dark brown oval spots; blue tail-spot not topped with orange.
Wing Span: 1 1/8 - 1 1/2 inches (3 - 3.8 cm).
Life History: Males perch on trees to watch for females. Eggs are laid in bark crevices of young hosts. Young caterpillars eat buds during the day. Older caterpillars eat leaves at night and hide during the day in ant nests at the base of the host tree. In return for protection, the ants feed on honeydew produced by the caterpillars.
Flight: One flight from June-July in the north, May-July in the south.
Caterpillar Hosts: Scrub oak (Quercus ilicifolia) and occasionally black oak (Q. velutina).
Adult Food: Nectar from various flowers including dogbane, goldenrod, meadowsweet, milkweeds, New Jersey tea, staghorn sumac, and white sweet clover.
Habitat: Oak thickets in rocky open habitats including sand barrens, shale barrens, and limestone ridges.
Range: Eastern United States from southern Canada and southern Maine south to northeast Texas, central Missouri, and northern Georgia.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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July 30, 2014 abartels Menominee County, Michigan, United States August 11, 2014 Details
July 01, 2014 jim8435wisc Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States July 17, 2014 Details
July 10, 2014 jim8435wisc Monroe County, Wisconsin, United States July 17, 2014 Details
July 05, 2014 treichard Sussex County, New Jersey, United States July 14, 2014 Details
June 29, 2014 stormyeyes99 Sussex County, New Jersey, United States July 04, 2014 Details
June 27, 2014 mdrake Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States June 29, 2014 Details
June 16, 2014 bjones7777 Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States June 18, 2014 Details
July 11, 2013 jim8435wisc Jackson County, Wisconsin, United States September 19, 2013 Details
June 26, 2013 rdhealy1951 Hardin County, Kentucky, United States July 17, 2013 Details
July 09, 2010 jsherman Oakland County, Michigan, United States August 31, 2012 Details
July 29, 2003 cheins Washburn County, Wisconsin, United States August 14, 2012 Details
May 28, 2012 Pierre Howard Paulding County, Georgia, United States July 26, 2012 Details
June 30, 2012 Julius Winona County, Minnesota, United States July 18, 2012 Details
May 11, 2012 Pierre Howard Emanuel County, Georgia, United States July 09, 2012 Details
June 24, 2012 Chip Krilowicz Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States July 07, 2012 Details
June 30, 2012 aarongunnar Dunn County, Wisconsin, United States July 05, 2012 Details
May 20, 2012 mdolomieu1 Greene County, Missouri, United States May 23, 2012 Details
July 13, 2011 Shane Patterson Jasper County, Iowa, United States April 28, 2012 Details
June 29, 2011 Shane Patterson Jasper County, Iowa, United States April 25, 2012 Details
July 28, 2011 beastbreath Washtenaw County, Michigan, United States April 09, 2012 Details
July 10, 1994 legacy.reporter (Richard Hildreth) Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 06, 1998 legacy.reporter (Matt Pelikan) Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 07, 1998 legacy.reporter (Matt Pelikan) Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 10, 1998 legacy.reporter (Matt Pelikan) Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 07, 1998 legacy.reporter (Matt Pelikan) Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 03, 1999 legacy.reporter (Matt Pelikan) Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 03, 1999 legacy.reporter (Matt Pelikan) Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 23, 1997 legacy.reporter (Matt Pelikan) Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 03, 1998 legacy.reporter (Matt Pelikan) Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 04, 1998 legacy.reporter (Matt Pelikan) Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 10, 1998 legacy.reporter (Matt Pelikan) Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 14, 1998 legacy.reporter (Matt Pelikan) Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 25, 1998 legacy.reporter (Matt Pelikan) Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 08, 1998 legacy.reporter (Matt Pelikan) Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 26, 1999 legacy.reporter (Matt Pelikan) Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 11, 1999 legacy.reporter (Martha's Vineyard Xerces) Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 19, 1997 legacy.reporter (Allan Keith) Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 04, 1993 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 03, 1994 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 10, 1994 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 12, 1994 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 04, 1995 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 13, 1995 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 26, 1995 legacy.reporter (Doug Savich + Claudia Tibbets) Essex County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 05, 1992 legacy.reporter (Karen Parker) Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 03, 1999 legacy.reporter (Karen Parker) Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 11, 1999 legacy.reporter (Karen Parker) Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 01, 1995 legacy.reporter (Tom Dodd) Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 26, 1999 legacy.reporter (Tom Gagnon) Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 21, 1998 legacy.reporter (Tom Gagnon) Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details