Satyrium behrii

Behr's Hairstreak

Satyrium behrii
Satyrium behrii
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Satyrium behrii, the Behr's hairstreak, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in western North America from western Texas north and west through New Mexico, Arizona, and southern California to British Columbia. 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. Its habitats include dry slopes and canyons. Adults feed on flower nectar. The larvae feed on Purshia tridentata, Purshia glandulosa and Cercocarpus montanus.

Behr's Hairstreak

Satyrium behrii

Is Behr's Hairstreak harmful?

There is no data about harmful of this species. Don't forget to be careful.

Sientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Satyrium