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Behr's Hairstreak

Sand Creek, Klamath Co, July 1


Satyrium behrii

Size: 0.8 - 1.0 inches wingspan

Key ID features:  Both sexes orange-brown above. Below, gray-brown with white edged black markings against gray on HW. FW below mousy brown with small submarginal spot bands. Very short stubby tails or no tails.

Similar species: May be confused with a Hedgerow HS, which has more prominent, white-tipped tails, with an adjacent blue patch and a darker brown ground color.


Host plant: Antelope bitterbrush (Purshiana tridentata).

Habitat: Shrub-steppe, canyons, riparian areas, canyons, oak-pine forests. ​

Range: Siskiyou Mtns, east slope of Cascades, and most of Oregon east of the Cascades except for Blue Mtns.

Season: Early May to early September

Abundance: Common


Conservation Status: Secure

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