Cumberland County, NJ, April 20, 2002

After only two weeks, from the mutilated bases of the Bear (scrub) Oaks, new growth had grown to as much as a foot tall. This gives me great hope that any eggs of Edward's Hairstreak (Satyrium edwardsii) that survived, will have a good food source. At some plants, ants were all ovr this new growth. Could this be the species (inset) that tends the S. edwardsii larvae?