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Striped Hairstreak - Satyrium liparops
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Striped Hairstreak - Wallace Bay NWA, NS - 2012-07-18
Photo © Phil Schappert
Status in Nova Scotia
Uncommon. Ferguson reports 4 records: 1936, 1941, 1943, and 1952 from various locations in Nova Scotia. Maritimes Butterfly Atlas: 1 record in 2010 in Halifax County.

Flight Period
Mid-July to mid-August.

Habitat
Deciduous forest edges, city gardens, roadsides.

Larval Foodplants
Rosaceae family including Plum and Cherry (Prunus spp.) and Hawthorns (Crataegus spp.). Also recorded on oak, willow and blueberry.

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, Banded Hairstreak, and Gray Hairstreak.

Striped Hairstreak - Coldbrook, NS, 2007-07-27
Striped Hairstreak - Coldbrook, NS - 2007-07-27
2007-07-27
Photo © Angus MacLean
Striped Hairstreak - Dartmouth, N.S., 2013-06-19
Striped Hairstreak - On Cherry. - Dartmouth, N.S. - 2013-06-19
2013-06-19
Photo © Jim Edsall
Striped Hairstreak - Dartmouth, N.S., 2013-06-26
Striped Hairstreak - Pupa - Dartmouth, N.S. - 2013-06-26
2013-06-26
Photo © Jim Edsall
Striped Hairstreak - Dartmouth, NS, 2013-07-28
Striped Hairstreak - Dartmouth, NS - 2013-07-28
2013-07-28
Photo © Jim Edsall
Striped Hairstreak - Kentville, N.S., 2014-07-22
Striped Hairstreak - Kentville, N.S. - 2014-07-22
2014-07-22
Photo © Mark Elderkin
Striped Hairstreak - Kentville, N.S., 2014-07-22
Striped Hairstreak - Kentville, N.S. - 2014-07-22
2014-07-22
Photo © Mark Elderkin
Striped Hairstreak - Stellarton, NS, 2015-07-20
Striped Hairstreak - Stellarton, NS - 2015-07-20
2015-07-20
Photo © Phil Schappert