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Banded Hairstreak - Satyrium calanus
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Banded Hairstreak - On milkweed. - Kentville, N.S. - 2014-07-10
Photo © Mark Elderkin
Status in Nova Scotia
Uncommon. Ferguson mentions only 1 record on July 10, 1938 in Annapolis County.

Flight Period
Early- to mid-July.

Habitat
Deciduous forest edges, city gardens, roadsides.

Larval Foodplants
Oaks (Quercus spp.).

Similar Species in Nova Scotia
All four of our common hairstreaks are superficially similar. The major differences are in the patterning on the underside of the wings. See Acadian Hairstreak, Striped Hairstreak, and Gray Hairstreak.

Banded Hairstreak - Halifax, NS, 2000-08-02
Banded Hairstreak - Halifax, NS - 2000-08-02
2000-08-02
Photo © Jim Edsall
Banded Hairstreak - Armdale, NS, 1999-07-20
Banded Hairstreak - Armdale, NS - 1999-07-20
1999-07-20
Photo © Peter Payzant
Banded Hairstreak - Annapolis Valley, 2011-07-19
Banded Hairstreak - Annapolis Valley - 2011-07-19
2011-07-19
Photo © Angus MacLean
Banded Hairstreak - Kentville, N.S., 2014-07-10
Banded Hairstreak - On milkweed. - Kentville, N.S. - 2014-07-10
2014-07-10
Photo © Mark Elderkin