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Species Strephonota tephraeus - Pearly-gray Hairstreak - Hodges#4293.5

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Classification
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 Strephonota
Species tephraeus (Pearly-gray Hairstreak - Hodges#4293.5)
Hodges Number
4293.5
Explanation of Names
Strephonota tephraeus (Geyer, 1837)
Identification
Underside pale gray with less conspicuous bands than most similar hairstreaks. Upperside iridescent blue with a conspicuous brown spot in the center of the male's forewing.
Range
s. TX (as a stray) to Brazil (BOA, MPG)
Habitat
Lowland tropical forests
Season
Dec. in s. TX (MPG, NABA)
Remarks
First U.S. Record: Penitas, Hidalgo Co., Texas - 1972