Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Ira Hairstreak
Michaelus ira Hewitson, 1867

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Wing Span:
Life History:
Caterpillar Hosts:
Adult Food:
Range: Eastern and Western Mexico to Southeastern Brazil and Argentina (Butterflies of America).
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: An additional common name is Shadowed Hairstreak.
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