Calycopis cecrops (Fabricius, 1793)
Status: Rare stray or extirpated resident
NENHP Ranking: Not listed
Range: This butterfly is found in the southeastern quarter of the United States, as far north as southern portions of New York, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and much of Missouri. In Nebraska it is reported from Nemaha and Otoe Counties
Broods/Flight Times: Ely (1986) reports it is probably double brooded in Kansas and has been found there from 4 May – 25 August.
Larval Hostplant(s): Aromatic and Dwarf Sumac (Rhus aromatica and R. copallina) are reported hostplants, but it is also reported to feed on detritus on the forest floor.
Habitat: It prefers open forest and brushy fields in the Ozarks.
Overwintering: Caterpillars and pupae are both listed in references.