Satyrium edwardsii

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Edwards' hairstreak
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Satyrium
Species: S. edwardsii
Binomial name
Satyrium edwardsii
(Grote & Robinson, 1867)[1]
Synonyms
  • Thecla edwardsii Saunders, 1869

Satyrium edwardsii, the Edwards' hairstreak, is a species of butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in the eastern parts of the United States and in the southern parts of the Canadian provinces from Saskatchewan to Quebec.[2]

Larvae feed on Quercus species, including Q. ilicifolia

The Edward's hairstreak is an endangered species, and one of the places to find them is at Adams Lake, Ohio, in the prairie area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edwards' Hairstreak, Butterflies and Moths of North America
  2. ^ Edwards' Hairstreak, Butterflies of Canada
  • R. P. Webster and M. C. Nielsen (1984). Myrmecophily in the Edward's hairstreak butterfly Satyrium edwardsii (Lycaenidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists Society 38(2):124–133.