Benyamini (1995) suggested that eventual locations of this hairstreak and other rarely collected Lycaenidae might be discovered through detection of certain frequently sympatric and more common indicator species, such as Pyrgus bocchoris trisignatus (Mabille, 1876) (Hesperiidae) and Teriocolias zelia andina Forbes, 1928 (Pieridae).
Thus, additional studies will be necessary in order to determine the host range of this poorly known Neotropical hairstreak along the arid landscapes of the northern Chilean Andes.
On April 8th, 2014 the first photodocumentation was obtained of an Early Hairstreak butterfly in Alabama (Figure 1).
The narrow range for the Early Hairstreak is from the northeastern US maritime provinces through southeastern Canada, thinly spread west across northern Michigan and Wisconsin, and south through the Appalachians of North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia (Klots and dos Passos 1981; Miller 1980; Opler et al.
The Brown Hairstreak is one of many UK butterflies which suffered a "catastrophic" year in 2012, after one of the wettest years on record.
The good news was that we found eggs within about 200 metres of Bourne Close and it will be interesting to see how long it will be before the site is colonised," said Mike Williams, Brown Hairstreak Species Champion for West Midlands Butterfly Conservation.
Density-dependent mating tactics in the grey hairstreak
, Strymon melinus (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae).
The West Midlands Branch of the charity, Butterfly Conservation, has produced a booklet of 30 walks in the region to introduce beginners to the art of spotting a white-letter hairstreak
or a meadow brown as they stroll.
Provide larval-food plants for the butterflies common to your area: milkweed for monarchs, fennel for anise swallowtail, and buckwheat for hairstreaks
Adult Hessel's hairstreaks spend most of their time in the tops of the cedar trees, fighting and searching for mates.
Six other recently documented, but rare species for Alabama, are also discussed: Appalachian tiger swallowtail, Hessel's hairstreak, brown elfin, white-checkered skipper, broad-winged skipper, and cobweb skipper.
This may be in part due to the short proboscis of all Lycaenidae hairstreaks
, although the obvious color preference warrants further study.
More intriguing are reports of a few purple hairstreaks
at Scorton, near Preston - surveyors are asked to check the Grizedale Valley for this enigmatic butterfly in suitable oakwood habitats in July and August.
fly in gorsey, sheltered pockets in spring, accompanied by the twittering song of stonechat.
COMMON NAME: Gossamer-winged butterflies, harvesters, coppers, hairstreaks