Striped Hairstreak

Tom Stock reports in from the same area that Walt and I found Banded Hairstreaks yesterday — only his hairstreak find was way cooler:
>>Following leads from Walt Gould and Rick Borchelt, I went today to a stretch of the Northeast Branch Trail near College Park, Prince George’s County, Maryland (north of River Road), in search of Banded Hairstreaks. I found a great variety of leps (20 Species) in just about two hours, but no Banded Hairstreaks. While checking dogbane that had just come into bloom, I saw what at first I assumed was a Banded Hairstreak. Looking closer, I realized it was something far better — a Striped Hairstreak! Of course, I had forgotten my camera, but I was able to get a passable picture with my cell phone (posted above).
Here’s my list:
Zebra Swallowtail (3)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (common)
Spicebush Swallowtail (3)
Cabbage White (common)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Striped Hairstreak (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (2)
Eastern Tailed Blue (5)
Summer Azure (4)
Great Spangled Fritillary (1)
Silvery Checkerspot (3)
Northern Pearly Eye (1)
Little Wood Satyr (common)
Silver-spotted Skipper (2)
Least Skipper (2)
Peck’s Skipper (2)
Cross Line Skipper (4)
Little Glassywing (1)
Zabulon Skipper (7)
Dun Skipper (2)
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