Red-banded Hairstreak

By taggart  
Red-banded Hairstreak
Calycopis cecrops 3/4 -1 inch (19-25mm)

Rarely seen, but when found the Red-banded hairstreak can be seen in the mid Atlantic states especially at dusk, This butterfly is especially fond of sumac.

This tiny Hairstreak is similar in appearance and habit to the White M Hairstreak and the Northern Hairstreak previously posted.

Tags: Usa Insect Close-up and macro Pennsylvania Hairstreak Wildlife and nature

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gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
18 Sep 2010 1:07AM
Good morning Jennnn, this is another beauty. - gary

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LexEquine 12 19 United States
18 Sep 2010 1:09AM
Lovely & outstanding {A+} capture of this beautiful Butterfly, Jenn. Have a wonderful Weekend...Peter
greenie 7 1 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2010 1:09AM
Cracking Photo
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
18 Sep 2010 1:21AM
Superb image Jenn. Beautiful coloured butterfly........Sandy
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2010 2:06AM
Wonderful macro shot Jenn, superb colours and detail.


BTW unfortunately I didn't get to ride the motor cycle :-(

18 Sep 2010 3:30AM
Hi Jennifer, this is an excellent shot.. great detailed image..

18 Sep 2010 5:59AM
Good morning Jenn, excellent shot & great detailed.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
18 Sep 2010 6:50AM
Another stunning image, Jenn, perfectly lit and presented. Carol
Suehh 11 39 6 England
18 Sep 2010 8:58AM

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2010 9:09AM
Wonderful butterfly and well lit image
Cor 9 Belgium
18 Sep 2010 10:04AM
18 Sep 2010 10:14AM
Wonderful indeed - well done !

18 Sep 2010 10:25AM
Stunning macro with pin sharp detail and absolutely beautiful colours.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
18 Sep 2010 11:17AM
So beautiful!

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2010 11:26AM
pretty sitting on the flower worth my click for 30
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
18 Sep 2010 12:18PM
Such a delicate little fellow.
18 Sep 2010 1:52PM
Excellent capture love the comp great shot well done.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
18 Sep 2010 2:53PM
Yet another great butterfly from you, Jenn. I have hardly seen a butterfly where we are all summer, yet they seem to be plentiful in the south of the UK.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
18 Sep 2010 4:14PM
Very lovely closeup of the butterfly Jennn.
18 Sep 2010 5:07PM
Excellent shot Jennn.
18 Sep 2010 5:23PM
An excellent image.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2010 8:47PM
well done Jenn!!!!!

18 Sep 2010 8:52PM
These are stunning insects Jenn, lovely image,
18 Sep 2010 10:08PM
A beautiful butterfly Jenn and so very well photographed.
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
18 Sep 2010 10:48PM
Excellent and beautiful! Patti
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
19 Sep 2010 12:24PM
A stunning close up Jennnn, you certainly have some beautiful butterflies in your part of the world
19 Sep 2010 5:27PM
Sings out.
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
20 Sep 2010 2:56AM
Getting your eyes fixed has done wonders for your ability to spot these tiny creatures Jennn, almost needless to say, this is outstanding, and I'm referring to both your work and nature!
Rgds., Jim
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 8:13AM
Intriguing paterns, great work again Jenn, superb image,

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