The Red-banded Hairstreak Butterfly gets its name from a slim band of red running along its wings.
Image Credit: Arch B. of Georgia.
The Red-banded Hairstreak Butterfly is typically 1.1 inches to 1.5 inches (30mm to 40mm) in size and has the following descriptors / identifiers: .
This insect can be found in the following North American states / territories: Alabama; Arkansas; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; West Virginia; Mexico.
*Please note that the states/territories listed above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Red-banded Hairstreak Butterfly. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.
Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)
The map below showcases (in red) the states and territories of North America where the Red-banded Hairstreak Butterfly may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America