Acadian Hairstreak

Satyrium acadica

Genus Satyrium
Subfamily Hairstreaks
Family Gossamer-wings
All Massachusetts Species


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Occurrence   Statewide except for MV and Nantucket - resident
Abundance Uncommon
Flight Period Mid-June to mid-August
Notes Like many hairstreaks, found most easily at milkweed and dogbane flowers
Overwintering Egg
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Acadian Hairstreak - Satyrium acadica

Acadian Hairstreak

Photo by Erik Nielsen - 7/9/2003
Norfolk County, MA

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Acadian Hairstreak - Satyrium acadica

Acadian Hairstreak

Photo by Tom Murray - 7/7/2004
Middlesex County, MA
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Acadian Hairstreak - Satyrium acadica

Acadian Hairstreak

Photo by Garry Kessler - 6/29/2013
Middlesex County, MA

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Acadian Hairstreak - Satyrium acadica

Acadian Hairstreak

Photo by Greg Dysart - 6/26/2012
Middlesex County, MA

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Acadian Hairstreak - Satyrium acadica

Acadian Hairstreak

Photo by Barbara Spencer - 7/9/2005
South Berkshire County, MA

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