Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus falacer)
These are scrub oak (Quercus ilicifolium) feeders from pine-barrens areas.
Particularly compare the forewing band with that of Edward's Hairstreak.

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Banded Hairstreak - male

Banded Hairstreak - male

Banded Hairstreak - male


Banded Hairstreak - male

Banded Hairstreak - male

Banded Hairstreak - male


Banded Hairstreak - male

Banded Hairstreak - male

Banded Hairstreak - male


Banded Hairstreak - male

Banded Hairstreak - male

Banded Hairstreak - female


Banded Hairstreak - mated pair

Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus ) (not pine-barrens)
From western Cumberland County, hostplant unknown, possibly hickory/walnut.
These are grayer in color, and spots and bands usually more contrasting.
They emerge earlier than those in the pine-barrens.


Banded Hairstreak - female

Banded Hairstreak - female

Digital Pictures by Bob Barber bbarber@odonate.com