Oak Hairstreak

Species Name: Satyrium favonius

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Species Distribution in Massachusetts

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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.