Attributes of Satyrium titus

Coral Hairstreak
Satyrium titus (Fabricius, 1793)

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Identification: No tails. Upperside dark brown. Underside of hindwing light brown with row of coral spots at margin, and postmedian row of black spots ringed with white.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 1/2 inches (2.5 - 3.8 cm).
Life History: Males perch on shrubs, especially in late afternoon, to watch for females. Females lay eggs singly on host twigs or in litter at base of plant. Eggs hibernate. Caterpillars hide in litter during the day and emerge at night to feed on leaves and fruits.
Flight: One flight from May-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Wild cherry, wild plum, and chokecherry (Prunus species) in the rose family (Rosaceae).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including butterflyweed, New Jersey tea, dogbane, and sulphur flower.
Habitat: Shrubby areas, brushlands, openings in woodlands, neglected pastures, streamsides, barrens, chaparral, and brushlands.
Range: Central Canada south to eastern California; east across southern Canada to New England; south to central New Mexico, central Texas, northern Arkansas, and central Georgia.
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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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
July 09, 2015 M Kuhlman Missoula County, Montana, United States April 07, 2016 Details
July 19, 2015 SkrentnyJeff Lake County, Illinois, United States February 21, 2016 Details
June 20, 2015 SkrentnyJeff Cook County, Illinois, United States February 21, 2016 Details
May 23, 2015 ddodd Marshall County, Alabama, United States December 22, 2015 Details
May 30, 2015 ddodd Marshall County, Alabama, United States December 22, 2015 Details
July 04, 2014 Trailmaker Jefferson County, Ohio, United States September 08, 2015 Details
July 17, 2015 BMcNaught Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States August 26, 2015 Details
August 18, 2015 Jody Ontario, Canada August 18, 2015 Details
July 21, 2015 aarongunnar Dunn County, Wisconsin, United States July 28, 2015 Details
July 25, 2015 Dogsledding101 Ontario, Canada July 27, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada July 20, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 treichard Ontario, Canada July 19, 2015 Details
July 08, 2015 aarongunnar Dunn County, Wisconsin, United States July 13, 2015 Details
July 08, 2015 aarongunnar Dunn County, Wisconsin, United States July 13, 2015 Details
June 28, 2015 Sue Orlowski Lincoln County, Washington, United States July 07, 2015 Details
July 05, 2015 mdolomieu1 Greene County, Missouri, United States July 07, 2015 Details
June 27, 2015 CA Ivy (J. C. Ivy) Logan County, Arkansas, United States June 29, 2015 Details
June 28, 2015 roseanna Pulaski County, Kentucky, United States June 28, 2015 Details
June 18, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 18, 2015 Details
June 11, 2015 CA Ivy Crawford County, Arkansas, United States June 14, 2015 Details
June 10, 2015 S. J. Stedman (Terry M. Campbell) Clay County, Tennessee, United States June 13, 2015 Details
June 19, 2013 Allen Belden Cumberland County, Virginia, United States March 19, 2015 Details
July 08, 2014 Nancy Witthuhn Ness County, Kansas, United States February 17, 2015 Details
June 09, 2014 patricia silvernail Jackson County, Georgia, United States September 24, 2014 Details
July 05, 2014 Jack Senzig Juneau County, Wisconsin, United States September 14, 2014 Details
July 31, 2014 b.cn.u Ontario, Canada September 06, 2014 Details
July 12, 2014 maria.hoffman6@gmail.com Suffolk County, New York, United States August 03, 2014 Details
July 02, 2014 Jake a Bob Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States July 31, 2014 Details
July 18, 2014 soluslupus13 Ontario, Canada July 23, 2014 Details
July 06, 2014 SteveSass Newton County, Indiana, United States July 15, 2014 Details
July 12, 2014 Carmel Mothersill Ontario, Canada July 12, 2014 Details
July 06, 2014 Daryl Hutton Ontario, Canada July 07, 2014 Details
May 31, 2014 bvlusa Wakulla County, Florida, United States June 10, 2014 Details
June 09, 2002 pbedell Powhatan County, Virginia, United States March 16, 2014 Details
August 04, 2013 Jdammarell Lincoln County, Washington, United States August 05, 2013 Details
July 17, 2013 M Kuhlman Missoula County, Montana, United States August 01, 2013 Details
July 12, 2013 Dave Kinney Wexford County, Michigan, United States July 31, 2013 Details
July 14, 2013 aarongunnar Dunn County, Wisconsin, United States July 30, 2013 Details
July 11, 2013 todonnell Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States July 14, 2013 Details
July 06, 2013 azukoff Scott County, Kansas, United States July 10, 2013 Details
July 04, 2013 Peggy O Taylor County, Wisconsin, United States July 07, 2013 Details
July 07, 2013 mdolomieu1 Greene County, Missouri, United States July 07, 2013 Details
June 21, 2013 Joshua Spence Murray County, Georgia, United States June 27, 2013 Details
June 23, 2013 birder89 Lawrence County, Ohio, United States June 24, 2013 Details
June 17, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States June 18, 2013 Details
July 01, 1981 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Washoe County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 25, 1983 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Lincoln County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 03, 1983 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Lincoln County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 09, 1983 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Eureka County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 27, 1987 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Washoe County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details