Red-banded Hairstreak
Calycopis cecrops

Digital image June 9, 2006

Digital image June 12, 2006

June 9, 2007

Identification Oplar, USGS, Butterflies of Alabama, a web site. The wing span is 7/8 - 1 1/4 inches (2.2 - 3.2 cm). There will be two tails on the hindwing; upperside brown, hindwing blue. The underside is gray-brown with white post-median line edged with red-orange. Caterpillar host plants are wax myrtle, sumac, and several oaks.

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