Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Arizona Hairstreak
Erora quaderna (Hewitson, 1868)

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Identification: Tailless. Upperside of male dark brown; female with iridescent blue patch on each wing. Underside pale green with rows of short copper dashes.
Wing Span: 7/8 - 1 1/8 inches (2.2 - 2.9 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: One brood from June-July.
Caterpillar Hosts: Possibly oaks (Quercus species).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Mountain trails and roadsides, forest openings.
Range: Southern Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Mexico.
Conservation: Common in several Southwest ranges. Conservation is not thought necessary.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Comments: NULL