Satyrium favonius, Oak Hairstreak

Satyrium favonius, Oak Hairstreak
Freshly emerged adult

Description: 

 

Habitat and Distribution: Oak forests of the South East United States. 

 

Host Plant:  Oaks (Quercus species)

 

Natural History: There has never been a confirmed record of this species in the Keys. The host plant does not grow naturally in the Keys and is not used often for ornamentals.

 

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Satyrium favonius, Oak Hairstreak
Freshly emerged adult
Egg
Satyrium favonius, Oak Hairstreak
Freshly emerged adult