On May 22, 2008, TexasPuddyPrint from Edinburg, TX wrote:
A lovely addition to any butterfly garden. In south Texas this hairstreak enjoys nectaring on croton and often times numerous individuals can be seen on the same plant.
On Aug 16, 2006, Magpye from NW Qtr, AR (Zone 6a) wrote:
Wing span: 7/8 - 1 5/16 inches (2.2 - 3.3 cm).
Identification: Undersides of both forewing and hindwing gray-brown with the inner edge of the postmedian line edged narrowly on its inner edge with red-orange. Eyespot at anal angle of hindwing with amount of orange equal to the amount of black.
Life history: Caterpiller dark brown with 2 black dorsal lines and long, dark brown hairs.
Flight: Two flights. January-April and June-July.
Caterpillar hosts: Dead leaves, fruits, and other organic matter on the ground particularly under trees of the family Anacardiaceae.
Habitat: Lowland forest edges, valley bottom.
Range: Eastern, southeastern, and central Texas. Rarely also found in west-central Texas.