STRIPED HAIRSTREAK

Satyrium liparops

Uncommon but expected to occur throughout Alabama and Mississippi. Underside of wings brownish gray with many thin white stripes. Blue spot on hindwing with extensive red/orange cap.  Cell-end bar is aligned with upper segment of postmedian band.  Occasionally with orange on dorsal surface of forewings.  Similar species: Banded Hairstreak and King's Hairstreak

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Adult - ventral

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Caterpillar on Cherry

Early Chrysalis

Chrysalis