© 2018-19 by Neil Henning Björklund

Crooked Cr, Warner Mtns, Lake Co, August 6

Behr's

Hairstreak

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