Did you know that red-banded hairstreak butterflies are active during the day?
Red-banded hairstreak butterflies have gray wings, each a red band, white line, blue spot, and two black spots.
Fields and forests
Red-banded hairstreak butterflies lay eggs on the underside of leaf litter.
Spring, summer, fall
Mud and nectar
Red-banded hairstreak butterflies pollinate when they eat nectar.
Unique in North Louisiana. Here are two cool facts.
Did you know that the black spots, blue spot, and white line, on a red-banded hairstreak butterfly make predators think the butterfly’s faces are on its wings?
Predators tear off part of their wings, and they escape.
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