The wings are brown above, usually with red spots along the margins. The male has dark, pointed, triangular wings and the female has rounded wings.
Habitat and Habits
The coral hairstreak inhabits woodland edges, fields, and roadsides. However, it is not as limited to forested areas as are the other hairstreaks. It can be found statewide and is often seen nectaring on orange butterflyweed with Edward's hairstreaks.
Reproduction and Care of the Young
The larvae of the coral hairstreak feed on wild cherry and wild plum.