This little beautiful butterfly is the Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops [Fabricius]) with a wing span of 7/8 – 1 1/4 inches (2.2 – 3.2 cm). This one, feeding on Joe-Pye weed.
An ice storm came through and we lost power for two days…we just got it back on and I am thawing…Hope you are all warm and well!
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