Oak Hairstreak

Species Name: Satyrium favonius


Species Distribution in Massachusetts


Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Special Concern

Habitat Description

Xeric and open woodland and barrens on rocky uplands and sandplains.

Threats to Survival

Loss of habitat, fire suppression, introduced generalist parasitoids, insecticide spraying and clear-cut timber harvest.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

Limit the effect human development has on their habitat.