Attributes of Calycopis cecrops

Red-banded Hairstreak
Calycopis cecrops (Fabricius, 1793)

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Identification: Two tails on the hindwing. Upperside brown, hindwing blue. Underside gray-brown with white postmedian line edged with red-orange.
Wing Span: 7/8 - 1 1/4 inches (2.2 - 3.2 cm).
Life History: Males perch on shrubs and low trees to watch for females. Females lay eggs singly on underside of fallen leaves near the host plant. Caterpillars feed on leaves and buds and probably detritus. Chrysalids and fourth-stage caterpillars hibernate.
Flight: All year in Florida, two broods northward from April-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Fallen leaves of wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera), dwarf sumac (Rhus copallina), staghorn sumac (R. typhina), and several oaks.
Adult Food: Flower nectar from yarrow, wild cherry, tickseed sunflower, sumac, sweet pepperbush, New Jersey tea, common milkweed, and dogbane.
Habitat: Coastal hammocks, overgrown fields, forest edges.
Range: Southeastern United States from Long Island south through Florida, west through entire area to southeast Kansas, eastern Oklahoma, and eastern Texas. Strays to eastern Nebraska, northern Illinois, and Michigan.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Not reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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August 25, 2016 marshallbw72 Williamson County, Tennessee, United States August 25, 2016 Details
August 13, 2016 Doug Bruce Overton County, Tennessee, United States August 15, 2016 Details
August 08, 2016 iangardner Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States August 12, 2016 Details
August 09, 2016 curtis.lehman Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States August 09, 2016 Details
August 05, 2016 curtis.lehman Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States August 09, 2016 Details
August 05, 2016 digginflowers Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States August 05, 2016 Details
June 26, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States June 28, 2016 Details
May 11, 2016 ncrosbyrd McIntosh County, Georgia, United States June 13, 2016 Details
May 31, 2016 cyric Providence County, Rhode Island, United States June 03, 2016 Details
September 20, 2015 cyric Bristol County, Rhode Island, United States June 03, 2016 Details
May 26, 2016 digginflowers Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States May 28, 2016 Details
April 23, 2016 Doug Bruce Morgan County, Tennessee, United States April 26, 2016 Details
April 20, 2016 Carolyn Seaton Lancaster County, South Carolina, United States April 20, 2016 Details
April 02, 2016 ncrosbyrd Rockdale County, Georgia, United States April 16, 2016 Details
April 16, 2016 Doug Bruce Lincoln County, Tennessee, United States April 16, 2016 Details
April 10, 2016 StaceyWhetstone Knox County, Tennessee, United States April 11, 2016 Details
March 25, 2016 bduncan Texas, United States, Williamson County April 05, 2016 Details
April 03, 2016 CA Ivy Crawford County, Arkansas, United States April 03, 2016 Details
March 18, 2016 Ken Cheeks Columbia County, Georgia, United States March 27, 2016 Details
March 25, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States March 25, 2016 Details
March 06, 2016 rseidler Allen Parish, Louisiana, United States March 16, 2016 Details
July 31, 2015 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States February 14, 2016 Details
January 16, 2016 mellielong Orange County, Florida, United States January 29, 2016 Details
April 12, 2008 AJ Trently Decatur County, Tennessee, United States January 01, 2016 Details
October 05, 2015 Doug Bruce Hardeman County, Tennessee, United States November 30, 2015 Details
October 11, 2015 S. J. Stedman Barren County, Kentucky, United States October 12, 2015 Details
October 10, 2015 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States October 11, 2015 Details
October 05, 2015 Doug Bruce McNairy County, Tennessee, United States October 06, 2015 Details
October 03, 2015 cosmic_cat Webster Parish, Louisiana, United States October 04, 2015 Details
July 25, 2015 grayhairstreak New Castle County, Delaware, United States October 02, 2015 Details
September 23, 2015 Tindomul1of9 Queens County, New York, United States September 24, 2015 Details
August 27, 2015 Jonathan Clark La Salle Parish, Louisiana, United States September 14, 2015 Details
September 12, 2015 Bill Emch Chester County, South Carolina, United States September 14, 2015 Details
September 13, 2015 stephen stedman Jackson County, Tennessee, United States September 13, 2015 Details
September 07, 2015 stephen stedman Perry County, Tennessee, United States September 09, 2015 Details
September 02, 2015 K. S. Veitch Laurel County, Kentucky, United States September 03, 2015 Details
August 27, 2015 Bill Emch Chester County, South Carolina, United States August 30, 2015 Details
August 22, 2015 rogerashton Kent County, Delaware, United States August 24, 2015 Details
August 23, 2015 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States August 24, 2015 Details
August 16, 2015 Doug Bruce Overton County, Tennessee, United States August 21, 2015 Details
August 04, 2015 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States August 17, 2015 Details
August 15, 2015 mrcnaturally Westchester County, New York, United States August 15, 2015 Details
August 10, 2015 digginflowers Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States August 11, 2015 Details
August 10, 2015 hmclin York County, Pennsylvania, United States August 11, 2015 Details
July 22, 2015 Joe Saunders Mercer County, West Virginia, United States August 09, 2015 Details
October 03, 2009 M. Moore Collin County, Texas, United States July 31, 2015 Details
July 24, 2015 rcc2015 Unicoi County, Tennessee, United States July 31, 2015 Details
July 20, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States July 26, 2015 Details
June 13, 2015 Ron Smith Pinellas County, Florida, United States July 26, 2015 Details
July 23, 2015 mikeconley St Louis County, Missouri, United States July 26, 2015 Details