The Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops) is dark gray-black brown scattered with patches of iridescent blue, with a large band of red or red-orange near the tails. Its range includes the Southeast United States, Florida and Texas. The Red-banded Hairstreak can often be found in overgrown fields, woodland edges and coastal hammocks.
Wing spread: 0.75" - 1.0"
Host Plants: Wax myrtles, crotons, oaks, sumacs
|Egg stage||4 to 6 days|
|Caterpillar (larval) stage||3 to 4 weeks|
|Chrysalis (pupal) stage||10 to 20 days|
|Adult butterfly stage||4 to 10 days|
Red-banded Hairstreak Butterfly