Red Banded Hairstreak Butterfly
Butterfly Size: 7/8 – 1 1/4 inches
Habitats: Coastal hammocks, overgrown fields, forest edges.
Plants for the Red Banded Hairstreak Butterfly
Fallen and decaying leaves of:
- wax myrtle
- dwarf sumac
- staghorn sumac
- several oaks
Flower nectar from:
- wild cherry
- tickseed sunflower
- sweet pepperbush
- New Jersey tea
- common milkweed
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