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Banded Hairstreak

Satyrium calanus


Distinctive pattern on the underside of the wings.


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


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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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

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

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