I was surprised to run across this coral hairstreak, Satyrium titus, on butterfly milkweed in my prairie. Actually, I was surprised to find the butterfly milkweed also–I had searched for it earlier in the year but had not found it. I think I only have one plant of this lovely flower in the prairie. I would love to have more.
We are rapidly approaching the end of the coral hairstreak flight in Iowa. To see more we will have to wait for next year.