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 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
July 19, 2015 Joseph Miller Reno County, Kansas, United States July 19, 2015 Details
September 19, 2014 mellielong Johnson County, Kentucky, United States July 18, 2015 Details
June 12, 2015 anaeamark Monroe County, Florida, United States June 28, 2015 Details
May 25, 2015 Homegardener3816 Fairfax County, Virginia, United States June 27, 2015 Details
May 26, 2015 ncrosbyrd McIntosh County, Georgia, United States June 23, 2015 Details
November 12, 2014 Jeff Trahan Bossier Parish, Louisiana, United States June 22, 2015 Details
June 20, 2015 arcturusangel Houston County, Texas, United States June 21, 2015 Details
June 15, 2015 Jeff Trahan Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States June 15, 2015 Details
May 31, 2015 Martin and Sara Texas, Montgomery County, United States May 31, 2015 Details
May 23, 2015 Doug Bruce Unicoi County, Tennessee, United States May 24, 2015 Details
May 14, 2015 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States May 19, 2015 Details
May 01, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States May 14, 2015 Details
May 10, 2015 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States May 10, 2015 Details
April 12, 2015 cyric Palm Beach County, Florida, United States May 06, 2015 Details
May 05, 2015 longislanddz@yahoo Volusia County, Florida, United States May 05, 2015 Details
April 26, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States April 27, 2015 Details
April 01, 2015 digginflowers Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States April 22, 2015 Details
April 10, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States April 13, 2015 Details
April 11, 2015 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States April 13, 2015 Details
October 16, 2014 treichard Coweta County, Georgia, United States March 04, 2015 Details
January 21, 2015 suedavies28 Florida, United States February 13, 2015 Details
January 22, 2015 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States February 13, 2015 Details
September 06, 2013 Ken Bosso East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States January 09, 2015 Details
September 19, 2014 patricia silvernail Jackson County, Georgia, United States December 16, 2014 Details
September 27, 2014 patricia silvernail Jackson County, Georgia, United States December 16, 2014 Details
October 24, 2014 jwilkinson Howard County, Maryland, United States December 14, 2014 Details
October 07, 2014 dbruce Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States December 06, 2014 Details
August 30, 2014 Ken Cheeks Aiken County, South Carolina, United States December 02, 2014 Details
October 08, 2014 S. J. Stedman Marshall County, Mississippi, United States December 02, 2014 Details
August 13, 2014 TheWayfarer21 Onslow County, North Carolina, United States September 26, 2014 Details
September 25, 2014 CA Ivy Crawford County, Arkansas, United States September 25, 2014 Details
July 30, 2014 yardbird Camden County, New Jersey, United States September 24, 2014 Details
September 19, 2014 arcturusangel Bossier Parish, Louisiana, United States September 21, 2014 Details
September 16, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States September 20, 2014 Details
September 05, 2014 Doug Bruce Hickman County, Tennessee, United States September 14, 2014 Details
September 02, 2014 Doug Bruce Benton County, Tennessee, United States September 08, 2014 Details