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Red-banded hairstreak butterfly

Calycopis cecrops

Description:

The under side of the wings is gray-brown with a white line edged with a red-orange band. Each hind wing has two tails (hairstreaks) with an eyespot on the wing between the bases of the tails.

Habitat:

I found this butterfly perched on a wild thistle.

Notes:

Very beautiful butterfly!

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2 Comments

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 10 years ago

Thank you very much, Mick!

MickGrant
MickGrant 10 years ago

Nice photos!

MelissaFerguson
Spotted by
MelissaFerguson

Melbourne, Florida, USA

Spotted on Mar 11, 2011
Submitted on Mar 8, 2012

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