Satyrium behrii

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Behr's hairstreak
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Satyrium
Species: S. behrii
Binomial name
Satyrium behrii
(W.H. Edwards, 1870)[1]
  • Thecla behrii Edwards, 1870
  • Callipsyche behrii Dyar, 1903
  • Thecla kali Strecker, [1878]
  • Callipsyche behrii ab. nigroinita Gunder, 1924
  • Callipsyche behrii crossi Field, 1938
  • Callipsyche behrii columbia McDunnough, 1944

Satyrium behrii, the Behr's hairstreak, is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in western North America from western Texas north and west through New Mexico, Arizona, and southern California to British Columbia.[2]

The wingspan is 24–32 mm. The upperside is orange with wide brown borders on the forewings. The underside of the males is brown, while females are brownish white. Both have postmarginal and submarginal lines of irregular small black spots. Adults are on wing from June to July in one generation per year. Adults feed on flower nectar.

The larvae feed on Purshia tridentata[3] and Purshia glandulosa.


  • S. b. behrii
  • S. b. columbia (McDunnough, 1944)
  • S. b. crossi (Field, 1938)


  1. ^ Satyrium at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Butterflies and Moths of North America
  3. ^ Behr's hairstreak, Butterflies of Canada

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