Satyrium liparops – Striped Hairstreak

Caterpillar foods: mostly tree and shrub Roseaceae

I don’t see this hairstreak often, so it’s a treat to find one.  The first time I saw one was the very first butterfly count that Mike Reese and I did at the farm on July 7, 2004.  It was a cool rainy day, and we only saw one butterfly – this was it.