Satyrium calanus Banded Hairstreak larvae - Cumberland County , NJ
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early 2nd instar

On Sand Hickory (Carya pallida)
1 May 2002

larva hiding in leaf bud sheath

3rd instar

with Ant
6 May 2002

larva feeding

early 4th instar

12 May 2002 - Pattern developing

4th instar - mature

17 May 2002 - some red-brown markings

Link: color variation of four individuals on the same date and location