Satyrium calanus, the banded hairstreak, is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae.
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Appearance, behavior, and distribution
The banded hairstreak is a common hairstreak east of the Rocky Mountains in North America. It is a territorial butterfly that will challenge other butterflies invading its territory.
Eggs are laid singly on the host plants and hatch in the spring. There is a single brood that flies early June to late August.
Host plants include oak, hickory, and walnut (especially butternut).
- Edwards' hairstreak (S. edwardsii) - Hickory hairstreak (S. caryaevorum)