Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)

Common and widespread in NC, this species has at least two broods and generally can be found from springtime well into autumn. Note the quite variable ground color, from slate gray to tan to brown.
Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops) Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Carteret Co., NC
26 Aug 2012

Caught in mid air!


Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops) Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Durham Co., NC
4 Sep 2005
Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Sandhills Gamelands
Scotland Co., NC
10 April 2004

Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops) Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Haywood Co., NC
13 May 05
Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Chatham Co., NC
19 Oct 05

Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops) Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Orange, Co., NC
5 May 2004
Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Orange Co., NC
3 Oct 2004

Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops) Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Graham Co., NC
28 Apr 2006
Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve, Collier Co., FL
17 Apr 2005

Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops) Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Brunswick Co., NC
4 Oct 2008
Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Durham Co., NC
13 Oct 2014

Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Jones Co., NC
21 Oct 2007
Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Croatan NF, Craven Co., NC
12 Aug 2016

Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops) Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Bladen Co., NC
25 Mar 2007

Rarely perched with their wings open, Red-banded Hairstreaks have a flash of blue on the upper surfaces of the wings.


Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops) Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Jones Co., NC
21 Oct 2007

Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Bladen Co., NC
1 Oct 2016

Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Bladen Co., NC
1 Oct 2016

Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Bladen Co., NC
1 Oct 2016

Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Bladen Co., NC
1 Oct 2016
Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Bladen Co., NC
1 Oct 2016

Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Bladen Co., NC
1 Oct 2016


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