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Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak - Satyrium tetra

Mountain Mahogany (Satyrium tetra) are common in the Chaparral Comunity in many of the foothills of California. In our Southern California gardens we will see one flight in June or July. Larval foods include Mountain Mahogany, the adults are attracted to plants in the rose family including this Heteromeles arbutifolia and Adenostoma fasciculatum. Adults are happy with nectar many of the buckwheats. We have an extensive list of plants that will attract these and other beauties to your butterfly garden.

Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak, Satyrium tetra

Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak sipping nectar from a California Buckwheat flower. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

High resolution photos of the Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak are part of our garden image collection.

Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak, Satyrium tetra

Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak sipping nectar from a Toyon Bush in the Rose Family. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

High resolution photos of the Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak are part of our garden image collection.

Plants to attract the Gray Hairstreak, or Common Hairstreak to your garden:
Adenostoma fasciculatum * Chamise
Eriogonum arborescens * Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat
Eriogonum cinereum * Ashy Leaf Buckwheat, Coastal Buckwheat
Eriogonum crocatum * Saffron Buckwheat, Conejo Buckwheat
Eriogonum fasciculatum * California Buckwheat
Eriogonum fasciculatum Warriner Lytle * Warriner Lytle Buckwheat
Eriogonum giganteum * Saint Catherine's Lace
Eriogonum grande rubescens * Pink Buckwheat, Red Buckwheat
Eriogonum incanum * Frosted Buckwheat
Eriogonum latifolium * Seaside Buckwheat, Coast Buckwheat
Eriogonum umbellatum * Sulphur Buckwheat
Eriogonum wrightii * Bastardsage, Wright's Buckwheat
Heteromeles arbutifolia * Toyon