Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Strymon istapa

The Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak is a very rare stray in Wisconsin. The single record from Wisconsin represents one of the few records north of far southern states according to the Butterflies and Moths of North America web site.

Identifying characteristics

The Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak is a small, light gray Hairstreak with one small tail, two black dots on the wings margin below, the largest and most conspicuous one near the tail, and prominent black postmedian bands on each wing.

Similar species

None in Wisconsin.

Habitat

Open disturbed areas in its normal range.

Flight

Multi-brooded in its range.

Abundance

An unlikely stray in Wisconsin.

Locations

Map showing sighting locations for Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
Map key
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

© 2002 david hanson

Lucy’s Garden, Mission, TX. March 17, 2002.

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

© 2004 tom lewis

Everglades Natl. Park, FL. May 14, 2004.

Mallow Scrub-HairstreakClick to enlarge

Male

Rest area off Hwy 41, Fl. December 29, 2009.

Mallow Scrub-HairstreakClick to enlarge

Male

Rest area off Hwy 41, Fl. December 29, 2009.