Attributes of Satyrium liparops

Striped Hairstreak
Satyrium liparops (Leconte, 1833)

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Identification: Hindwing with 1 long and 1 short tail. Upperside dark brown; male with a long, oval spot along forewing costa. Underside of both wings with rows of widely separated white stripes; blue spot near tails topped with orange. Outer margin of hindwing indented above short tail.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 1/2 inches (2.5 - 3.9 cm).
Life History: Males perch on foliage within 6 feet of the ground to watch for females. Eggs are laid singly on twigs of host plants and hatch the following spring. Caterpillars feed on buds, leaves, flowers, and young fruit.
Flight: One flight from July-August in the north, May in the south.
Caterpillar Hosts: Several woody trees and shrubs in the rose (Rosaceae) family including American plum; and heath (Ericaceae) family; also reports for hornbeam, oak, and willow.
Adult Food: Nectar from chinquapin, common milkweed, dogbane, goldenrod, meadowsweet, New Jersey tea, staghorn sumac, viburnum, and white sweet clover.
Habitat: Deciduous forest openings and edges, prairie streamsides, shaded swamps, acid barrens, prairie copses.
Range: Local, not abundant in its range. Rocky Mountains south from southern Canada to Colorado, east to Maine, south to Florida.
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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June 19, 2016 StaceyWhetstone Sevier County, Tennessee, United States June 20, 2016 Details
May 11, 2016 ncrosbyrd McIntosh County, Georgia, United States June 12, 2016 Details
June 29, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada April 21, 2016 Details
July 07, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada April 19, 2016 Details
June 30, 2015 curtis.lehman Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States November 04, 2015 Details
July 10, 2015 wayne13114 Oswego County, New York, United States September 25, 2015 Details
July 12, 2015 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada July 15, 2015 Details
June 24, 2008 Joe Saunders Mercer County, West Virginia, United States July 02, 2015 Details
June 09, 2015 EarlyDawnPhotography Grant County, Kentucky, United States July 01, 2015 Details
May 01, 2015 ncrosbyrd Chatham County, Georgia, United States June 22, 2015 Details
June 19, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 20, 2015 Details
July 02, 2014 sh11 Ontario, Canada June 15, 2015 Details
June 13, 2015 Tommie Rogers Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States June 13, 2015 Details
June 07, 2015 Martin and Sara Texas, Tyler County, United States June 08, 2015 Details
June 07, 2015 bjones7777 Perry County, Tennessee, United States June 08, 2015 Details
May 29, 2015 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada May 30, 2015 Details
June 30, 1979 Indy Entomologist White County, Indiana, United States April 07, 2015 Details
May 27, 2011 Allen Belden Cumberland County, Virginia, United States March 19, 2015 Details
July 26, 2014 aarongunnar Oneida County, Wisconsin, United States November 20, 2014 Details
July 06, 2014 b.cn.u Ontario, Canada September 09, 2014 Details
July 21, 2014 Colleen62 Ontario, Canada September 04, 2014 Details
July 22, 2014 James Fox Oakland County, Michigan, United States August 11, 2014 Details
July 25, 2014 cyric Providence County, Rhode Island, United States July 31, 2014 Details
July 26, 2014 Sheryl Johnson Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States July 31, 2014 Details
July 26, 2014 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 27, 2014 Details
June 22, 2014 Trailmaker Jefferson County, Ohio, United States July 26, 2014 Details
July 21, 2014 Carmel Mothersill Ontario, Canada July 24, 2014 Details
July 16, 2014 Colleen62 Ontario, Canada July 20, 2014 Details
July 18, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada July 18, 2014 Details
July 14, 2014 Jody Ontario, Canada July 15, 2014 Details
July 05, 2014 treichard Sussex County, New Jersey, United States July 14, 2014 Details
July 14, 2014 juliereid Ontario, Canada July 14, 2014 Details
July 10, 2014 Carmel Mothersill Ontario, Canada July 12, 2014 Details
July 08, 2014 Leslie Warren Mahoning County, Ohio, United States July 10, 2014 Details
July 06, 2014 fpd365 Cook County, Illinois, United States July 08, 2014 Details
June 21, 2014 KristyBaker Sullivan County, Tennessee, United States June 22, 2014 Details
May 24, 2014 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States June 03, 2014 Details
June 02, 2011 pbedell Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States March 16, 2014 Details
July 04, 2013 tjantscher Plymouth County, Iowa, United States February 06, 2014 Details
June 16, 2013 richardhsmith (Patty Craig) St Marys County, Maryland, United States January 21, 2014 Details
July 22, 2013 Esjay Chisago County, Minnesota, United States September 17, 2013 Details
July 08, 2013 Shane Miller Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States September 05, 2013 Details
July 26, 2008 tjantscher Harrison County, Iowa, United States August 31, 2013 Details
August 07, 2013 Colleen62 Ontario, Canada August 13, 2013 Details
July 16, 2013 Cary Kerst Saskatchewan, Canada August 06, 2013 Details
July 11, 2013 Dave Kinney Wexford County, Michigan, United States July 31, 2013 Details
July 25, 2013 Cherylee Black Ontario, Canada July 26, 2013 Details
July 20, 2013 Jody Ontario, Canada July 20, 2013 Details
July 18, 2013 doris potter Quebec, Canada July 19, 2013 Details
July 11, 2013 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada July 16, 2013 Details