Infinitely Variable Satyrium calanus (Banded Hairstreak) larvae from three hosts.
The first eight larvae on Hickory, Carya pallida and Carya tomentosa
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#1 - 5/17/02 Green

#2 - 5/17/02 Orange

#3 - 5/17 Orangish


#4- 6/1 - on C. pallida - Pinkish (pupated - 6/3)

#5 - 5/19/02 yellowish-green


#6 - 5/21/02 - on C. pallida

#7 - 5/20 parasitized? - on C. tomentosa


#8 - 5/22/02 - on C. pallida - with molt

Satyrium calanus (Banded Hairstreak) larvae
on Butternut (Juglans cinerea) - Belleplain, Cape May County , NJ

6/8/02 - pinkish? - pupated on 6/11

Satyrium calanus (Banded Hairstreak) larvae on Oak
On Bear Oak Quercus ilicifolia - Belleplain, Cape May County , NJ

#1 - 5/19/02

#1 - 5/17/02 whitish and greenish yellow

On Black Jack Oak Quercus marilandica - Millville, Cumberland County , NJ

#2 - 5/21/02

- #2 - 5/21/02 - bold stripes

Satyrium caryaevorum (Hickory Hairstreak) larvae on Hickory
Larvae From Connecticut - David Wright

greenish-yellow-white

striking 3 color pattern

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