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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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
April 03, 2014 sshively Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States April 04, 2014 Details
March 27, 2014 Kimberly Mrozinski Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States March 31, 2014 Details
August 16, 2013 curtis.lehman Jefferson County, West Virginia, United States March 15, 2014 Details
May 24, 2013 curtis.lehman Putnam County, West Virginia, United States March 15, 2014 Details
February 24, 2014 Kimberly Mrozinski Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States February 25, 2014 Details
September 07, 2013 tjantscher Lee County, Iowa, United States February 06, 2014 Details
September 24, 2013 jasonmclinpayne Alabama, United States January 18, 2014 Details
October 14, 2013 Dick Ratliff Madison County, Tennessee, United States January 17, 2014 Details
September 15, 2013 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States December 22, 2013 Details
October 25, 2013 Brian Taber James City County, Virginia, United States November 14, 2013 Details
November 07, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States November 07, 2013 Details
November 01, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States November 01, 2013 Details
August 06, 2013 pmolloy Providence County, Rhode Island, United States October 30, 2013 Details
October 19, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States October 27, 2013 Details
October 12, 2013 Doug Bruce Carroll County, Tennessee, United States October 13, 2013 Details
October 11, 2013 Doug Bruce Weakley County, Tennessee, United States October 11, 2013 Details
October 10, 2013 stephen stedman Gibson County, Tennessee, United States October 10, 2013 Details
October 08, 2013 Doug Bruce Haywood County, Tennessee, United States October 09, 2013 Details
October 06, 2013 Doug Bruce Shelby County, Tennessee, United States October 07, 2013 Details
October 07, 2013 Doug Bruce Tipton County, Tennessee, United States October 07, 2013 Details
September 01, 2013 Scrapinator Greene County, Missouri, United States October 04, 2013 Details
September 13, 2013 patricia silvernail Jackson County, Georgia, United States September 27, 2013 Details
August 25, 2013 grayhairstreak New Castle County, Delaware, United States September 26, 2013 Details
September 24, 2013 CA Ivy Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States September 24, 2013 Details
September 22, 2013 cefredricks Hardee County, Florida, United States September 22, 2013 Details
September 05, 2013 cyric Washington County, Rhode Island, United States September 19, 2013 Details
September 14, 2013 Doug Bruce Pickett County, Tennessee, United States September 18, 2013 Details
July 08, 2004 giardini57 Elbert County, Georgia, United States September 16, 2013 Details
September 02, 2013 Doug Bruce Roane County, Tennessee, United States September 11, 2013 Details
September 08, 2013 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States September 11, 2013 Details
September 10, 2013 Kimberly Mrozinski Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States September 10, 2013 Details
August 29, 2013 rdhealy1951 Hardin County, Kentucky, United States September 09, 2013 Details
August 30, 2013 treichard Baltimore County, Maryland, United States September 07, 2013 Details
September 02, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States September 06, 2013 Details