Red-Banded Hairstreak
Calycopis cecrops

Male Eclosure

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Male Just After Emerging
just emerged

Inflating Wings
inflating wings

Inflating Wings
inflating wings

Drying Wings
drying Wings

Close-up of  Wing Pattern
close up of wing pattern

Photos ©Nicky Davis
  LOCATION: Jeff Slotten located female 16 June 2012 on Rhus sp. Sandhills/Thunder Roads, Moore County, North Carolina

Ova:  dates not recorded
Larvae:  Hatched 24 June 2012 - Larvae were placed individually on Rhus typhina leaves  in small cello cups with misted paper towel in the bottom to help hydrate the leaves.   Cecrops #4 and #6 were larvae 18 days.
Pupae:      About 10 days      

Flights: 2

Host Plant used  to oviposit and to rear larvae
Rhus typhina (Staghorn Sumac)

The information on the two larvae that we tried to rear on rotting lettuce

LOCATION:  Jeff Slotten located female 29 April 2012 at Withlacoochee State Forest, Citrus County, Florida and obtained ova on Rhus typhina (Staghorn Sumac)

Ova:  dates not recorded
Larvae:  Hatched  7 May 2012
              Second Instar 11 May 2012
              These died after molting to second instar.  One person reported rearing on Lactuca sativa


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