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Coral Hairstreak

Summit Lookout Rd, Baker Co, August 6


Satyrium titus

Size: 1.0 - 1.25 inches wingspan

Key ID features:  Both sexes mousy-brown above. Below, same mousy-brown with median black spot band circled with white. HW below with submarginal band of orange spots edged inwardly with black and white. 

Similar species: No other Oregon butterfly has submarginal HW row of orange spots against light brown background below.


Host plant: Primarily Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana).

Habitat: Canyons, meadow edges, riparian creek edges. ​

Range: Primarily NE Oregon, also Steens Mtn, Warner Mtns, Klamath Mtns.

Season: Late May to early September

Abundance: Uncommon


Conservation Status: Secure

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