Species Page: Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)

Red Banded Hairstreak

Calycopis cecrops (Fabricius, 1793)

Family: Lycaenidae

Status: Rare stray/ possibly 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.

Larval Hostplant(s): Sumacs and Oaks.

Broods/Flight Times: Three broods, April to October in Missouri (Heitzman & Heitzman 1987)

Overwintering: Reports of both late stage larvae and pupae.

Habitat: Woodland borders and openings.

Avg. Wingspan:  7/8 Р1 1/4 inches

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Similar Species: None.


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