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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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
September 05, 2014 Don Gagnon Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States September 07, 2014 Details
August 31, 2014 pagliarini1 Newport County, Rhode Island, United States August 31, 2014 Details
August 08, 2014 rozentali Guilford County, North Carolina, United States August 28, 2014 Details
July 25, 2014 JReuter Boone County, Missouri, United States August 24, 2014 Details
August 16, 2014 stephen stedman Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 24, 2014 Details
August 14, 2014 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States August 24, 2014 Details
August 17, 2014 cynthiaehlinger Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States August 23, 2014 Details
August 23, 2014 lumpydave84 Suffolk County, New York, United States August 23, 2014 Details
August 16, 2014 Doug Bruce Overton County, Tennessee, United States August 22, 2014 Details
September 18, 2010 chaseystarz Cowley County, Kansas, United States August 17, 2014 Details
August 02, 2014 KarenGuise New Castle County, Delaware, United States August 16, 2014 Details
August 15, 2014 treichard Page County, Virginia, United States August 16, 2014 Details
August 09, 2014 cyric Newport County, Rhode Island, United States August 11, 2014 Details
August 08, 2014 cyric Kent County, Rhode Island, United States August 11, 2014 Details
August 09, 2014 Doug Bruce Anderson County, Tennessee, United States August 10, 2014 Details
August 03, 2014 KristyBaker DeKalb County, Tennessee, United States August 06, 2014 Details
August 05, 2014 James Rieman Harris County, Texas, United States August 05, 2014 Details
August 03, 2014 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States August 04, 2014 Details
July 29, 2014 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States August 03, 2014 Details
August 02, 2014 grayhairstreak New Castle County, Delaware, United States August 02, 2014 Details
June 14, 2014 cyric Kent County, Rhode Island, United States July 31, 2014 Details
July 18, 2014 Gary The Villages Sumter County, Florida, United States July 25, 2014 Details
July 14, 2014 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States July 15, 2014 Details
July 05, 2014 painted lady Benton County, Arkansas, United States July 06, 2014 Details
June 30, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 01, 2014 Details
June 16, 2014 Donna Menke Caldwell County, Texas, United States June 17, 2014 Details
April 20, 2012 CathK Page County, Virginia, United States June 03, 2014 Details
May 24, 2014 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States May 26, 2014 Details
May 18, 2014 mrcnaturally New Castle County, Delaware, United States May 21, 2014 Details
May 05, 2014 hiker96 Logan County, Arkansas, United States May 19, 2014 Details
May 09, 2014 Allen Belden Cumberland County, Virginia, United States May 16, 2014 Details
May 10, 2014 Doug Bruce Anderson County, Tennessee, United States May 15, 2014 Details
May 04, 2014 Doug Bruce Scott County, Tennessee, United States May 09, 2014 Details
April 28, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States April 30, 2014 Details
May 30, 2013 xashleyjanelle Polk County, Florida, United States April 29, 2014 Details
April 26, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States April 26, 2014 Details
March 25, 2014 herobiscuit Jenkins County, Georgia, United States April 21, 2014 Details