RED-BANDED HAIRSTREAK

Calycopis cecrops

Very common and expected to occur throughout both Alabama and Mississippi.  A small, grayish brown hairstreak with prominent red/orange band on the inward side of the white postmedian line.  Blue spot on hindwing has little to no red cap.  Dorsal surface black with some metallic blue.  

Adult - dorsal in flight


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Adult - ventral

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Adult - ventral