Attributes of Satyrium kingi

King's Hairstreak
Satyrium kingi (Klots & Clench, 1952)

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Identification: Hindwing with 1 long and 1 short tail. Underside light brown; hindwing margin indented above second tail; tail-spot blue with an orange cap.
Wing Span: 1 1/8 - 1 1/2 inches (3 - 3.8 cm).
Life History: Eggs are laid singly on host twigs and hatch the next spring. Caterpillars feed on leaf buds and leaves.
Flight: One flight from May-July.
Caterpillar Hosts: Common sweetleaf (Symplocos tinctoria), the only North American native of the sweetleaf family (Symplocaceae).
Adult Food: Allegheny chinquapin and sourwood are the only reported nectar sources.
Habitat: Hardwood hammocks, wooded streams, swamp edges.
Range: Maryland south along the Atlantic coastal plain and Gulf states, west to eastern Texas.
Conservation: Listed as a species of special concern in several states. Populations and their habitats should be conserved where found.
NCGR: G3 - Very rare or local throughout its range or found locally in a restricted range (21 to 100 occurrences). (Threatened throughout its range).
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
May 17, 2013 fitzclarke@bellsouth.net Chatham County, Georgia, United States May 23, 2013 Details
April 16, 2013 fitzclarke@bellsouth.net Chatham County, Georgia, United States May 13, 2013 Details
June 24, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Cleburne County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 06, 2012 giffbeaton Douglas County, Georgia, United States June 20, 2012 Details
May 27, 2011 Martin Reid Texas, Sabine County, United States August 15, 2011 Details
May 17, 2011 Nancy Hamlett Escambia County, Florida, United States May 30, 2011 Details
April 16, 2011 fitzclarke@bellsouth.net Chatham County, Georgia, United States May 03, 2011 Details
July 26, 1997 legacy.reporter (Starkey, Donald) Oakland County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 14, 1979 legacy.reporter (TEH) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 01, 1995 legacy.reporter (HEL) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 14, 1995 legacy.reporter (HEL) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 15, 1995 legacy.reporter (HEL) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 06, 1996 legacy.reporter (Glassberg) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 07, 1996 legacy.reporter (Glassberg) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 08, 1996 legacy.reporter (HEL) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 07, 1998 legacy.reporter (D. Carter) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 06, 1999 legacy.reporter (Pippen Carter) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 06, 1999 legacy.reporter (J. Pippen) Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 09, 1999 legacy.reporter (R. Emmitt) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 03, 2000 legacy.reporter (HEL,TEH) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 10, 2000 legacy.reporter (HEL) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 18, 2000 legacy.reporter (J. Pippen) Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 21, 2000 legacy.reporter (S. Hartley) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 26, 2000 legacy.reporter (S. Hartley) Hoke County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 30, 2000 legacy.reporter (S. Hartley) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 10, 2000 legacy.reporter (S. Hartley) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 03, 2001 legacy.reporter (S. Hartley) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 10, 2001 legacy.reporter (HEL) Scotland County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 15, 2001 legacy.reporter (HEL) Gaston County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 24, 2001 legacy.reporter (S. Hartley) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 24, 2001 legacy.reporter (B. Boyd) Richmond County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 05, 2001 legacy.reporter (S. Hartley) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 10, 2001 legacy.reporter (S. Hartley) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 18, 2001 legacy.reporter (S. Hartley) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 28, 2001 legacy.reporter (J. Pippen) Craven County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 02, 2002 legacy.reporter (S. Hartley) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 03, 2003 legacy.reporter (C. Helms) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 06, 2003 legacy.reporter (W. Cook) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 11, 2003 legacy.reporter (J. Pippen) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 05, 2003 legacy.reporter (HEL) Scotland County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 11, 2003 legacy.reporter (HEL) Scotland County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 05, 2004 legacy.reporter (ASH, Bob Perkins, Randy Emmitt, Rog) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 06, 2004 legacy.reporter (S. Hartley) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 15, 2004 legacy.reporter (HEL) Carteret County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 21, 2004 legacy.reporter (ASH) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 21, 2004 legacy.reporter (S. Hartley) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 23, 2004 legacy.reporter (HEL) Scotland County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 11, 2005 legacy.reporter (Garriock) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 11, 2005 legacy.reporter (S.Garriock) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 11, 2005 legacy.reporter (S. Hartley) Moore County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details