Friday, July 13, 2012

Oak Hairstreak - Bartow County

5/11/2011 - The Oak Hairstreak (Satyrium favonius) pictured above was a nice bonus while conducting a bird survey in Bartow County. There are few records throughout the state. This is only the second individual I have observed personally. Ironically, my lifer was exactly one year earlier on May 11, 2010. This species appears to have a short flight period in GA, and this seems to be reflected in observation dates from other butterfly enthusiasts from around the state. LOOK HERE. Below is a photo of my 2010 Oak Hairstreak from Murray County.

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