Status in Nova Scotia
Uncommon. Ferguson mentions only 1 record on July 10, 1938 in Annapolis County.
Early- to mid-July.
Deciduous forest edges, city gardens, roadsides.
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