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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March 21, 2017 rseidler Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States March 28, 2017 Details
March 12, 2017 cosmic_cat Harrison County, Texas, United States March 13, 2017 Details
March 10, 2017 cosmic_cat Texas, United States, Upshur County March 12, 2017 Details
March 09, 2017 Laurie Sheppard Grayson County, Texas, United States March 10, 2017 Details
March 05, 2017 Kimberly Mrozinski Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States March 06, 2017 Details
March 04, 2017 Steve Krotzer Noxubee County, Mississippi, United States March 05, 2017 Details
March 04, 2017 Steve Krotzer Choctaw County, Mississippi, United States March 05, 2017 Details
February 18, 2017 cosmic_cat Texas, Smith County, United States February 28, 2017 Details
February 25, 2017 Ken Bosso East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States February 28, 2017 Details
February 25, 2017 cosmic_cat Harrison County, Texas, United States February 28, 2017 Details
February 19, 2017 Jeff Trahan De Soto Parish, Louisiana, United States February 20, 2017 Details
February 14, 2017 JeanEvoy De Soto County, Florida, United States February 15, 2017 Details
February 14, 2017 Sue Allie Lake County, Florida, United States February 15, 2017 Details
August 27, 2016 ezambo Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States December 26, 2016 Details
October 07, 2016 cosmic_cat Gregg County, Texas, United States November 20, 2016 Details
October 20, 2016 hoodidoo Hays County, Texas, United States November 07, 2016 Details
November 04, 2016 Jessicarowe Dallas County, Texas, United States November 07, 2016 Details
October 02, 2016 Doug Bruce Anderson County, Tennessee, United States October 31, 2016 Details
August 09, 2016 Cekeys Montgomery County, Maryland, United States October 26, 2016 Details
August 24, 2016 Stott Noble Jefferson County, Alabama, United States October 26, 2016 Details
September 18, 2016 nlb.birder Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States October 26, 2016 Details
October 14, 2016 Jeff Trahan Grant Parish, Louisiana, United States October 18, 2016 Details
October 15, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States October 17, 2016 Details
September 17, 2016 cosmic_cat Texas, Rusk County, United States October 03, 2016 Details
September 23, 2016 rmorgan Denton County, Texas, United States September 27, 2016 Details
September 23, 2016 Jeff Trahan Hempstead County, Arkansas, United States September 26, 2016 Details
September 03, 2016 Jonathan Clark Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, United States September 24, 2016 Details
September 06, 2016 sengut2006 Forsyth County, Georgia, United States September 24, 2016 Details
September 12, 2013 crprice Ripley County, Missouri, United States September 17, 2016 Details
July 25, 2016 ncrosbyrd McIntosh County, Georgia, United States September 13, 2016 Details
September 10, 2016 lilkriskattn Sequatchie County, Tennessee, United States September 10, 2016 Details
September 05, 2016 Doug Bruce Houston County, Tennessee, United States September 07, 2016 Details
September 03, 2016 Doug Bruce Stewart County, Tennessee, United States September 05, 2016 Details
August 26, 2016 KristenR White County, Tennessee, United States August 27, 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