Cheryl Harner's Flora and Butterfly Blog
Weedpicker's Journal: Discover the native plants of Ohio and the butterflies that utilize them.
Coral Hairstreak July 24, 2008
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The Hairstreaks may seem a bit daunting to some, but I enjoy their subtle differences. Coral Hairstreaks are common throughout Ohio and should be in good number in Shawnee in August. Set against this Butterfly-weed, Asclepias tuberosa its coral markings make it a standout! Nothing common looking about that butterfly, except perhaps the size. These hairstreaks are diminutive little things, but well worth the closer look.

John Howard made a checklist of all the butterflies we are likely to see in Shawnee in August- and I have lifted the Hairstreak portion for your enjoyment. The upcoming conference field trips may be my big opportunity to photograph a White M or Olive (Juniper) hairstreak. Can you tell I am excited? :) Who knows what we may find flying in Shawnee? Thanks for the chart, John.

Hairstreaks M A M J J A S O
Banded Hairstreak Common
Coral Hairstreak Common
Edwards' Hairstreak Locally common
Gray Hairstreak Common
Hickory Hairstreak Rare, Local
Olive Hairstreak Locally common
Red-banded Hairstreak Common
Southern Hairstreak Rare, Local
Striped Hairstreak Rare, Local
White M Hairstreak Rare, Local

2008-07-24 10:27:18 GMT
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