Erora laeta

"Early Hairstreak"

District Municipality of Muskoka - May 11, 1999
10 km east of Bracebridge near Uffington UTM 412826

The EARLY HAIRSTREAK is thought to be rare in all of its range however the lack of sightings may be because they spend most of their time in the forest canopy. The species has been long been associated with Beech trees but recently it was discovered that the female lays her eggs on developing beech nuts and after they hatch the larvae first eat the nut husk and later the seed. (From the Butterflies of Canada 1998)
Photos by A. Sinclair
Scanned from prints taken May 11,1999