Red-banded Hairstreak

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park.

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Common name [Link is to BAMONA] (wingspan range in inches) Occurrence level & flight period.
Habitat. Typically visits (for nectaring). Larval host plants.




Red-Banded Hairstreak (0.85–1.25") Uncommon: L-May & Aug Woods edges, brushy areas Leaf tips, Indian hemp Fallen leaves of sumacs & oaks
Red-Banded Hairstreak

April 12, 2012
Wincopin Trail
Annette Allor

Red-Banded Hairstreak

May 17, 2014
Mount Pleasant
Richard Orr

Red-Banded Hairstreak

June 13, 2008
MPEA
Cheryl Farfaras

Red-Banded Hairstreak

July 10, 2011
Rockburn Branch Park
Bonnie Ott

Red-Banded Hairstreak

July 14, 2012
Ellicott City
Kathy Litzinger

Red-Banded Hairstreak

July 29, 2011
Pigtail (Triadelphia Reservoir)
Richard Orr

Red-Banded Hairstreak

August 3, 2006
Swansfield (Columbia)
June Tveekrem

Red-Banded Hairstreak

August 23, 2010
Rockburn Branch Park
Bonnie Ott

Red-Banded Hairstreak

September 10, 2016
Patuxent Branch Trail
Linda Hunt

Red-Banded Hairstreak (male)

Male
October 23, 201
Centennial Park
Annette Allor

Males of most butterfly species emerge from chrysalises several days before the females and will show some wear like the Centennial specimen, whereas the females will be fresh. Thus, the Centennial specimen is probably a male. Since the Font Hill specimen does not have the iridescent colors and is obviously fresher, it is probably a female.

Red-Banded Hairstreak (female)

Female
October 23, 2011
Font Hill Wetland Park
Annette Allor