Thursday, September 22, 2016

Coral Hairstreak

This spring, I found a Coral Hairstreak in the Koester Prairie (Prairie Creek Wildlife Management Area). This grassland is fairly pristine. Males perch and wait for females. Their eggs overwinter. Adults feed on a variety of flowers. Caterpillars consume Wild Cherry, plum, chokecherry and Butterfly Weed. The species is found across much of North America.

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