Attributes of Strymon acis

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon acis (Drury, 1773)

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Identification: Hindwing with 1 long and 1 short tail. Upperside dark gray. Underside light gray. Hindwing with wide straight postmedian band of white edged with black; 2 white spots near base of wing.
Wing Span: 7/8 - 1 1/8 inches (2.2 - 2.9 cm).
Life History: Eggs are laid singly on flower stalks of host plant. Young caterpillars eat upperside of leaves, flowers, and fruits; older caterpillars feed on leaves.
Flight: Three to four flights in Florida from February-November.
Caterpillar Hosts: Narrow-leafed croton (Croton linearis) in the Euphorbiaceae family.
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers of narrow-leafed croton and shepherd's needle.
Habitat: Pine forest openings.
Range: Southern Florida and the Keys, West Indies.
Conservation: All populations should be conserved.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Prevent further loss of habitat. Ensure that host plant colonies remain in suitable condition.
Taxonomy Notes:

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December 02, 2015 ncrosbyrd Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States December 08, 2015 Details
October 17, 2015 jcblithe Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States December 03, 2015 Details
March 19, 2015 Rangel Diaz Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States May 18, 2015 Details
May 24, 2013 anaeamark Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States July 31, 2013 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Broward County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Monroe County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Palm Beach County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Key Largo County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Big Pine Key County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sugarloaf Key County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Key West County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details