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Species Callophrys hesseli - Hessel's Hairstreak - Hodges#4319

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Lycaenidae (Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Harvesters)
Subfamily Theclinae (Hairstreaks)
Tribe Eumaeini
Genus Callophrys
Species hesseli (Hessel's Hairstreak - Hodges#4319)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mitoura hesseli Rawson & Ziegler, 1950. Type locality: Lakehurst, Ocean County, New Jersey
Callophrys hesseli (Rawson & Ziegler)
Mitoura hesseli angulata Gatrelle, 2001. Type locality: nr Aiken State Park, Aiken County, South Carolina
Callophrys hesseli angulata (Gatrelle)
Very similar to Juniper Hairstreak - Callophrys (Mitoura) hesseli. Distinguished by close association with a different larval host plant and by coloration. In this species the white markings on the underside are often more striking with stronger reddish brown borders, and are more irregularly arranged on the hind wing, creating a more checkered appearance. The two spots near the base of the hind wing are typically more crescent-shaped. The white band on the front wing is usually nearly straight in C. gryneus, and usually distinctly offset in C. hesseli.
Occurs within the natural distribution of the larval host plant, primarily on the Gulf and Atlantic coastal plain from Louisiana to Maine.
Larval host is Atlantic Whitecedar (Atlantic Cypress) - Chamaecyparis thyoides