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These small butterflies are found from southern USA through Uruguay.They have emerald green ventral wing surfaces with a distinctive, brown-edged, broad silver band across both the forewings and the hindwings. The ventral hindwings each have a slender “tail” and a crescent of faintly spotted brown along the far edge of the wing.Although both male and female have green ventral wing surfaces, their dorsal wing surfaces differ, allowing the sexes to be easily differentiated. The dorsal wing surfaces of the males are dark brown with a wash of violet iridescence, while those of the females are a plain gray-brown. Unfortunately, like many other members of Subfamily Theclinae, Silver-banded Hairstreaks generally feed with their wings closed and flutter their wings rapidly when flying, so catching a glimpse of their dorsal wing surfaces can be challenging!
Estas pequeñas mariposas se encuentran desde el sur de EEUU hasta Uruguay. Poseen una tonalidad verde esmeralda con una distintiva banda plateada bordeada de marrón a lo largo de sus alas ventrales delanteras y traseras. Estas últimas cuentan con una delgada cola y una media luna parduzca. Pese a que tanto el macho como la hembra tienen el mismo color en estas áreas, su dimorfismo puede notarse en lado dorsal. Los machos son amarronadoscon una cierta iridiscencia azulada mientras que las hembras son gris-amarronadas. ¡Desafortunadamente, como otros miembros de la sub-familia Theclinae, las bandas de plata generalmente se alimentan con las alas cerradas y aletean demasiado rápido, por lo que contemplar el lado interno de éstas se torna todo un desafío!

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