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


Slide Show

Adult - ventral

(mouse over to see field marks)

Adult - ventral

Adult - ventral

Adults - mating