What type of butterfly?

bugmankeith

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There is a very small butterfly that visits my milkweed plant each day, it's very brave and I can feed it nectar from a cue-tip.

I'm pretty sure it's a type of Hairstreak, but which one, and is it male or female?

 

bugmankeith

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I never knew there were so many!

I THINK it's a Red-Banded Hairstreak, but not 100%
 

Widowman10

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I never knew there were so many!

I THINK it's a Red-Banded Hairstreak, but not 100%
red-banded as in Calycopis cecrops? i didn't even really look at common names... either way, it's a pretty butterfly:clap: but then again, they aren't too many ugly ones:?
 
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