Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)

Red-banded Hairstreak Size and Characteristics

The Red-banded Hairstreak 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

Red-banded Hairstreak Butterfly Life Cycle Stages and Times

Stage Typical Duration
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 Photograph

Red-banded Hairstreak Butterfly
Red-banded Hairstreak Butterfly