Frissel Ridge, Lane Co, August 8

Golden 

Hairstreak

Habrodais grunus

Size: 1 - 1.25 inches wingspan

Key ID features:  Above golden brown with darker edges on FW.  Below tan with indistinct brown bands. Short tails on HW. 

Similar species: There are no similar hairstreaks in Oregon.

 

Host plant: Golden Chinkapin (Chrysolepis chrysophylla).

Habitat: Dry sunny slopes with Chinkapin. 

Range: Cascade Range, Siskiyou Mtns, Klamath Mtns.

Season: Early July to late September

Abundance: Locally common

 

Conservation Status: Secure

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