Satyrium liparops

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Striped hairstreak
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Satyrium liparops strigosa

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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Satyrium
S. liparops
Binomial name
Satyrium liparops
(Le Conte, [1833])[2]
  • Thecla liparops Le Conte, [1833]
  • Hesperia anacreon Fabricius, 1793
  • Thecla strigosa Harris, 1862
  • Thecla liparops pruina Scudder, 1889
  • Strymon liparops fletcheri Michener & dos Passos, 1942
  • Thecla strigosa var. liparops J. Fletcher, 1903
  • Thecla strigosa var. liparops J. Fletcher, 1904
  • Strymon liparops aliparops Michener & dos Passos, 1942

Satyrium liparops, the striped hairstreak, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae described by John Eatton Le Conte in 1833. It is found in North America,[2] from the Rocky Mountains south from southern Canada to Colorado, east to Maine and south to Florida.

The wingspan is 25–39 mm. The hindwings have one long and one short tail. The upperside is dark brown. The males have a long, oval spot along the forewing costa. The underside of both wings has rows of widely separated white stripes and a blue spot near the tails, which is topped with orange. The outer margin of the hindwings is indented above the short tail. Adults are on wing from July to August in the north and in May in the south. There is one generation per year. Adults feed on nectar from various flowers, including chinquapin, common milkweed, dogbane, goldenrod, meadowsweet, New Jersey tea, staghorn sumac, viburnum, and white sweet clover.

The larvae feed on the plum and cherry (Prunus species) and hawthorns (Crataegus species).[3] They feed on the buds, leaves, flowers, and young fruit of their host plant.


  • S. l. aliparops (Michener & dos Passos, 1942) – (Colorado, southern Alberta to Manitoba)
  • S. l. fletcheri (Michener & dos Passos, 1942) – (Manitoba, northern Ontario to Alberta)
  • S. l. floridensis Gatrelle, 2001 – (Florida)
  • S. l. liparops – (Georgia)
  • S. l. strigosa (Harris, 1862) – (Massachusetts, New England, eastern Canada)


  1. ^ "NatureServe Explorer 2.0 Satyrium liparops Striped Hairstreak". Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b Savela, Markku. "Satyrium liparops (Le Conte, 1833)". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  3. ^ Striped Hairstreak, Butterflies of Canada