Banded hairstreak

Satyrium calanus

''Satyrium calanus'', the banded hairstreak, is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae.
Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus) Resting on Phytolacca americana at the edge of a dense oak-hickory forest.  Banded hairstreak,Geotagged,Satyrium calanus,Spring,United States

Appearance

The banded hairstreak is a common hairstreak east of the Rocky Mountains in North America. It is a territorial butterfly that will challenge other butterflies invading its territory.
Banded Hairstreak A Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus) rests on a leaf at Alleyn-et-Cawood, Quebec, Canada. Alleyn-et-Cawood,Banded Hairstreak,Banded hairstreak,Butterfly,Canada,Geotagged,Quebec,Satyrium calanus,Summer

Naming

Listed alphabetically:
⤷ ''S. c. albidus'' Scott, 1981
⤷ ''S. c. calanus''
⤷ ''S. c. falacer''
⤷ ''S. c. godarti'' * Edwards' hairstreak
⤷  Hickory hairstreak
Banded Hairstreak - Satyrium calanus Hindwing has 1 long and 1 short tail. The upperside of both sexes is dark brown. The underside of the hindwings is dark brown with a postmedian band of dark dashes edged in white. They have a blue tail-spot that is not topped with orange.

Habitat: In a meadow bordering a deciduous woodland Banded hairstreak,Geotagged,Satyrium calanus,Summer,United States,butterfly

Distribution

The banded hairstreak is a common hairstreak east of the Rocky Mountains in North America. It is a territorial butterfly that will challenge other butterflies invading its territory.
Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus) Worn individual on a dirt road near a dense mixed forest. Banded hairstreak,Geotagged,Satyrium calanus,Spring,United States

Behavior

The banded hairstreak is a common hairstreak east of the Rocky Mountains in North America. It is a territorial butterfly that will challenge other butterflies invading its territory.Eggs are laid singly on the host plants and hatch in the spring. There is a single brood that flies early June to late August.

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Status: Not evaluated
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyLycaenidae
GenusSatyrium
SpeciesS. calanus