Family: Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Elfins (Lycaenidae)
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In New York, the northern oak hairstreak occurs in the lower Hudson Valley and on Long Island. It has likely been extripated from the Ithaca area since 1970.
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Since the potential habitat is widespread in southeastern New York, and since the species probably spends most of its time in the canopy, it is probably much less rare than records indicate. Nevertheless, the habitat is spotty in heavily developed southeastern mainland New York, although the species could be more widespread on outer Long Island.
The short-term trends are unknown, but this species may be increasing with global warming.
The long-term trends are unknown.