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Red-banded Hairstreak

Calycopis cecrops

Description:

Grey wings with reddish orange. Small butterfly

Habitat:

Appeared to be drying it's wings on my car

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5 Comments

bee.jacbs
bee.jacbs 8 years ago

No problem Dan, you were definitely on the right track! Keaaa, you're welcome. Keep up the spottings!

keaaa5
keaaa5 8 years ago

Thanks to both of you!

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks for clarification bee. I wasn't sure that's why I commented instead of an official suggestion. I'm not too familiar with hairstreaks, I recognize one when I see it but haven't seen too man personally.

bee.jacbs
bee.jacbs 8 years ago

It is a Hairstreak. The Gray hairstreak is a very similar shape and size, but only has a small amount of orangy red on the outer hindwing. The Red-banded hairstreak is named for the prominent banding that appears on both the fore and hindwing. Nice capture.

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

This is a Hairstreak. Looks like the Grey Hairstreak, but I'm not 100% sure.
http://eol.org/pages/262409/overview

keaaa5
Spotted by
keaaa5

Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jul 16, 2012
Submitted on Jul 16, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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