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Banded Hairstreak

Satyrium calanus

Description:

Distinctive pattern on the underside of the wings.

Habitat:

Spotted at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Native habitat is mixed coniferous and oak woodland with some alder, cottonwood, aspen, and chokecherry.

Notes:

This is probably a male, as males perch in exposed situations like this, on the lookout for both females and competing males.

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BugEric
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BugEric

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Jul 9, 2011
Submitted on Dec 31, 2012

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