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Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Olive Hairstreak (Mitoura grynea)

JPG-Photo of Olive Hairstreak

Deep green, festooned with white spotting, well camouflaged against scalelike leaves of its food plants. Body more rounded and legs more conspicuous than in many other lycaenids. Interrupted white subdorsal and subspiracular stripes. Food: cedars and junipers, especially eastern red cedar. Caterpillar: June to August; up to 3 generations in Deep South; 1 with partial second in North.

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